Iris and Walter and the Field Trip

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When best friends Iris and Walter go on a field trip to an aquarium, Walter gets lost and a worried Iris helps Miss Cherry look for him.

When best friends Iris and Walter go on a field trip to an aquarium, Walter gets lost and a worried Iris helps Miss Cherry look for him.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Best friends Iris and Walter are off on another adventure when Miss Cherry takes her class to the aquarium. Going over all the rules, Miss Cherry tells the children to remember to pay attention and hang on to their partner. And if they get lost, to stay put. The bus ride is great fun but the crowds at the aquarium are amazing. The children are enchanted by the sharks, the coral reef and its bounty, the starfish and sea horses and the penguins. Suddenly, Iris realizes that the boy holding her hand is not her partner Walter, but another boy, who has lost his class. Iris runs to Miss Cherry's in despair and together they search the crowds, only to find Walter still standing in front of the coral reef. Walter does not realize everyone has been looking for him. Everyone is very relieved and later Walter tells Grandpa the whole story, of Iris finding Walter who didn't even know he was lost. This is another satisfying Iris and Walter story with delightful illustrations and a message, just right for beginning readers. 2005, Gulliver Books/Harcourt, Ages 6 to 9.
—Elaine Wick
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A class trip to an aquarium is the topic for this slim, four-chapter volume. The book flows logically, first with the teacher discussing the outing with her class, followed by discussion at Iris's house with her friend. Despite all the planning, Walter temporarily goes missing (he is unaware that he's lost) at the crowded facility. Miss Cherry handles the crisis with calm competence and reassurance, and in no time all are reunited. Guest has written a solid story without resorting to melodrama, and takes several opportunities to repeat new vocabulary. Words such as "penguin," "aquarium," and "field trip," and relevant marine terminology, are viable parts of the story, which will be of interest to students and useful to teachers. Whimsical, watercolor cartoons round out the book. An excellent example of the easy-reader genre.-Phyllis M. Simon, Bay Shore School District, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

Praise for the Iris and Walter series:
"Splendid . . . Readers will delight in the youngsters' friendship."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"Iris and Walter will join Frog and Toad and Henry and Mudge in a prominent place on the easy-reading shelves."--The Bulletin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756980412
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Iris and Walter
  • Pages: 44
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

ELISSA HADEN GUEST is the award-winning author of the Iris and Walter series. She lives in San Francisco, California.

CHRISTINE DAVENIER is the acclaimed illustrator of the Iris and Walter series, and she received a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Award for The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson. She lives in Paris, France.

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