Herbie Jones Sails into Second Grade

Herbie Jones Sails into Second Grade

by Suzy Kline, Sami Sweeten
     
 

Just entering second grade, Herbie Jones is just as likeable and mischievous as he is in the middle-grade series that kids have been enjoying for over twenty years.

Herbie Jones gets two surprises on his first day of second grade. One is meeting a new friend, Raymond Martin, on the way to school.The second is learning that the new teacher they have is Mr.

Overview

Just entering second grade, Herbie Jones is just as likeable and mischievous as he is in the middle-grade series that kids have been enjoying for over twenty years.

Herbie Jones gets two surprises on his first day of second grade. One is meeting a new friend, Raymond Martin, on the way to school.The second is learning that the new teacher they have is Mr. Schnellenberger, not Mrs. (and Ray wants to call him Mr. Burger). Mr. S has lots of fun plans for his class to sail through second grade. And even though Ray is nervous about reading and Herbie about spelling, they are pretty sure this will be a fun trip because they can go on it together.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Herbie is a truly likeable second grader who is getting ready for his first day of school. Mom is busy with his older sister so Herbie gets to fix his own breakfast, and what a breakfast it is—an ice cream cone. On the way to school he meets a new kid Raymond, and as the story progresses we learn that they are the same age and in the same grade. Another pleasant surprise is their teacher, Mr. Schnellenberger—aka Mr. S. It is a delightful story about a bunch of nice kids and happy families which includes Herbie's long distance grandfather, all peppered with plenty of black-and-white illustrations to break up the text and provide context for new readers. The clever teacher has made sailor hats for his students with their names on them. They get to wear them each day as they prepare to "sail through second grade."
Kirkus Reviews
Herbie Jones is backbut now he's in second grade. Kline has turned back the hands of time, and readers can find out all about his early elementaryschool years in this offering and its sequel, Herbie Jones and the Second Grade Slippers for the newest chapterbook readers. Herbie is anxious about his new teacher, but is pleasantly surprised by Mr. Schnellenberger, a tall, bigeared MAN TEACHER. Mr. S quickly captivates his charges with his boat theme, personalized sailor hats and microphones for reading aloud. Not only does Herbie have a new teacher, he has a new friend, Raymond Martin. Things are not always smooth sailing for Herbie, but a quick phone call to his beloved grandfather easily adjusts the rudder. Sunny penandink illustrations brighten each page and make Herbie Jones's story easily read by the youngest reader. (Fiction. 58)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399226656
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/20/2006
Series:
Herbie Jones Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Suzy Kline, the author of nineteen previous Horrible Harry books and four books about Song Lee, lives in Willington Connecticut with her husband, Rufus. Suzy and Rufus have been married for thirty-eight years. They met in the state where they both grew up: California. Suzy grew up in Berkeley and Rufus in Sacramento. Suzy graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in European history. She met Rufus at the Davis campus while attending that campus for a year. They got married and lived in different places, including Canada, before settling into Connecticut, the state they now call home.

Suzy taught in 5th and 6th grades at Shannon Elementary School in Richmond, California for 3 years, and 2nd and 3rd grades at Southwest Elementary School in Torrington, Connecticut for 24 years before retiring this past June. She now enjoys writing full-time and visiting schools and libraries. The couple share their home with two cats, Teeter and Hoag. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Emily, and four grandchildren: Jake, Kenna, Gabby and Saylor. A fifth grandchild is due in September, 2006. Suzy's mother just turned 96. She dedicated her most recent book, Horrible Harry Takes the Cake to her.

Suzy and Rufus enjoy attending UConn football and basketball games, and Suzy uses the UConn library as a reference for her writing facts.

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