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Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw

Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw

by Bruce McMillan

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Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw


Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- Distinguished full-color photographs and bold, simple text take beginning readers and a class pet on a mysterious journey over rulers, erasers, piano keys, and other common sites of a typical elementary school. Mouse Views is similar in concept to the popular ``Look Again'' books by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow) in showing that things are not always as they appear. However, without using a cutaway window, McMillan is able to trick and amuse readers by focusing his camera on the interesting colors, shapes, and familiar patterns that young children will delight in discovering as they turn each page to follow the mouse's meanderings. Sharp full-page photographs with accompanying lively narrative make this an excellent read-aloud, while independent readers will also enjoy predicting the mouse's destination and then turning each page to reveal his actual location from a slightly different angle. A map at the end of the book traces the mouse's jaunt through the school. --Myra R. Oleynik, Pleasant Valley Elementary School, McMurray, PA

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Holiday House, Inc.
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9.83(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Short is a division director at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a teacher, trainer, researcher, and curriculum/materials developer. Her work at CAL has concentrated on the integration of language learning with content-area instruction. Through several national projects, she has conducted research and provided professional development and technical assistance to local and state education agencies across the United States. She directed the ESL Standards and Assessment Project for TESOL and co-developed the SIOP model for sheltered instruction.

Dr. Tinajero specializes in staff development and school-university partnership programs and has consulted with school districts in the U.S. to design ESL, bilingual, literacy, and bi-literacy programs. She has served on state and national advisory committees for standards development, including the English as a New Language Advisory Panel of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and the Texas Reading Academies. She is currently professor of Education and Interim Dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso and was President of the National Association for Bilingual Education, 1997-2000.

Dr. Schifini assists schools across the nation and around the world in developing comprehensive language and literacy programs for English learners. He has worked as an ESL teacher, reading specialist, school administrator and university professor. Through an arrangement with California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, Dr. Schifini currently serves as program consultant to two large teacher-training efforts in the area of reading for second language speakers of English. His research interests include early literacy and language development and the integration of language and content-area instruction.

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