How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty

How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty

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by Nathan Zimelman, Bill Slavin
     
 

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The class tries to earn money for a field trip. Susan Olson, second-grade treasurer and reporter, here dutifully records the comical details that surround this adventurous tale under the headings, "Expenses" and "Profit."See more details below

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The class tries to earn money for a field trip. Susan Olson, second-grade treasurer and reporter, here dutifully records the comical details that surround this adventurous tale under the headings, "Expenses" and "Profit."

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Kay Weisman
Written in the style of a treasurer's report (as interpreted by second-grader Susan Olson), this hilarious picture book details the trials and triumphs of a group of children attempting to raise money for a trip to the Statue of Liberty. Although their fund-raising strategies seem ordinary enough (a recycled paper drive, a lemonade stand, a candy sale, a car wash, baby-sitting, and dog walking), the results are decidedly "extra-ordinary": a cat falls into the lemonade, no one will trust a second-grader to baby-sit or walk a dog, and one of the cars being washed rolls into the doors of the First National Bank. Fortunately, the errant auto also foils a bank robbery, thus earning the class a reward sufficient to pay for the trip. Slavin's expressive, watercolor-and-ink illustrations mesh perfectly with Zimelman's deadpan text. A great choice for read-alouds, this will also make an excellent introduction to primary units on money.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807534311
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
301,886
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile:
AD1070L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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