Dick and Jane: Something Funny

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Dick and Jane see something funny. Come and see Spot! Have fun with Dick and Jane as you read along with this sweet and simple story.

A collection of reissued stories with simple vocabulary featuring Dick, Jane, and other familiar characters.

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Overview


Dick and Jane see something funny. Come and see Spot! Have fun with Dick and Jane as you read along with this sweet and simple story.

A collection of reissued stories with simple vocabulary featuring Dick, Jane, and other familiar characters.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Dick and Jane and other old friends return in new ways, in books for beginning readers. The paperback Read with Dick and Jane series presents repackaged editions of the vintage readers that generations of Americans grew up on-with their familiar large type, simple sentences and 1950s illustrations. Each book features six or seven stories that get progressively more challenging, with longer sentences and less repetition. In We Look, Sally tries to walk in her mother's shoes, Dick wears roller-skates to walk Spot ("Look, Jane./ Look, look./ See Dick") and Jane dresses up Puff the cat as a baby. The series also includes Something Funny; Jump and Run; Guess Who; Go Away, Spot; and Go, Go, Go. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
I guess it is showing my age, but I certainly remember learning to read with Dick, Jane, Sally and Spot. It was a great accomplishment in first grade to be able to read one of those books aloud in my reading circle and to move myself up from the lowest non-reading level to the top group (turned out I needed glasses). These books have been reissued in both paper and library binding for another generation of beginning readers. It starts out very simply with a few words and those same words repeated several times on a page. The stories in this collection are very simple and use only a few words. The kids are involved with their pets. They are playing dress up and Sally scares herself and Dick and Jane have a good time creating objects with construction paper. There is no TV, computers or electronic games for these kids, so it will be interesting to see how today's generation of beginning readers will react to the stories. If it were not for the outfits—dresses for the girls, it would not be that different an experience for many kids. Part of the "Read with Dick and Jane" series. 2003 (org. 1951), Grosset & Dunlap, Ages 5 to 7.
— Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448434018
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Series: Dick and Jane Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 122,283
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Dick 7
Sally 11
Help, Help 15
Sally Sees Something 19
Something Funny 23
Make Something Funny 28
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2004

    Catholic Version

    I have a vivid memory. I told my sister that our 1st grade reader had the characters John, Jean and Judy---as opposed to---Dick, Jane and Sally!! I KNEW I was right!! Nice to know there are at least 2 other Catholics out there who remember and share 'My vivid recollections' of my first grade class in 1956!! Thanks for the memories!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    Dick and Jane books

    I learned to read with Dick and Jane books, so of course I bought them for my daughter. The repetition of words helps kids to learn them. The illustrations are out-dated, but it made my daughter ask questions about the time period these books were written and she got a history lesson as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2004

    John, Jean, Judy

    Catholic Schools used a very similar version of the Dick, Sally, Jane series. The majority of the stories were identical with same illustrations, but the characters were John, Jean, and Judy. Every once in a while a story would be about something 'Catholic' the children going to mass, A May crowning, etc. John,Jean, and Judy are saint names (I don't know St. Judy) Dick, Sally, and Jane are supposedly not saint nmames.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2003

    Weren't these kids called John, Jean and Judy?

    I read these books as a child in the 60's and I remember the children's names were John, Jean and Judy, with their pets Spot and Puff. Anyone else remember this?

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    Posted July 18, 2009

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