Katie in the Kitchen (Katie Woo Series)

Katie in the Kitchen (Katie Woo Series)

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by Fran Manushkin, Tammie Lyon
     
 

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Katie Woo wanted to help her mom, so she started dinner on her own. She was enjoying her time in the kitchen when she heard a strange noise.. Was there a ghost cooking up something too?See more details below

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Katie Woo wanted to help her mom, so she started dinner on her own. She was enjoying her time in the kitchen when she heard a strange noise.. Was there a ghost cooking up something too?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristy Lyn Sutorius
Katie Woo is the most relatable, fun-loving Chinese-American character to hit the Easy Reader stage in some time. This book and the other simultaneously published sequel, Best Season Ever, demonstrate more of Katie's antics. She is left to her own devices when her mom goes next door to care for a sick neighbor and her dad rejects her offer to help him fix his car. Katie helps anyway by whipping up some spaghetti and cookies. But she remembers that "turning on the stove is a no-no, so Mom can cook [these things] when she comes back." Flour covers the kitchen and bandages cover Katie when all is said and done. The third and final chapter, in which Katie gets spooked by the idea of ghosts in her house, seems disjointed from the rest of the story, but readers will connect regardless. Manushkin's "Katie Woo" series is perfectly designed for kids who have trouble with writing and comprehension. Discussion questions, writing prompts, a glossary, and a recipe make up the latter part of the book. This series is a delightful precursor to the Ruby Lu books by Lenore Look. Reviewer: Kristy Lyn Sutorius
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—In Best Season Ever, Katie, Pedro, and JoJo debate the merits of the seasons, comparing blooming tulips and puddles to sledding and hot chocolate. They share differences of opinion and learn to accept each others' views. Katie decides, "All of the seasons are fun when I'm with you." In Kitchen, Katie decides to help prepare dinner when her mom visits a sick neighbor and her dad is busy working on his car, with humorous and messy results. Katie's activities will provide opportunities for readers to discuss manners and safety issues within the context of common activities. These books have three short chapters with a large font, plenty of brightly colored picture cues, a suggested activity, discussion questions, and writing prompts. Early readers will enjoy Katie's antics.—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404857247
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
Katie Woo Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,393,753
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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