New at the Zoo

New at the Zoo

by Frank B. Edwards, Fitzhfrank B. Edwards, Mickey Edwards
     
 

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When a lonely little frog arrives at the zoo, he is disappointed that all the other animals seem too busy to welcome him. His disappointment turns to delight, however, when the animals give their new friend a surprise party to welcome him to the group. Full color.  See more details below

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When a lonely little frog arrives at the zoo, he is disappointed that all the other animals seem too busy to welcome him. His disappointment turns to delight, however, when the animals give their new friend a surprise party to welcome him to the group. Full color.

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Children's Literature - Bruce Adelson
This delightful, brightly colored book for new readers introduces us to a young frog who, fresh from his pond home, journeys to the zoo. Perching himself in a tree, he asks all the animals he meets if he can play with them. Their refusal is vexing to our main character, especially since each animal walks by the tree carrying party paraphernalia, demurring to the frog's request since "they are going to a party." Our frog discovers companionship in the end when he learns the party the other animals were going to is for him. Young children will enjoy this story which is accompanied by attractive illustrations.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-Children will enjoy practicing their reading skills with these titles that feature a zoo full of animal friends. The simple, repetitive texts are appropriate for those learning to decode sentences. The plots are straightforward: Is the Spaghetti Ready? deals with mealtime, New at the Zoo with forming friendships, and Troubles with Bubbles with bathing away the day's dirt and dust. The vocabulary consists of one- and two-syllable sight words that readers will recognize. The bold, clear type is printed against crisp white backgrounds. The brightly hued cartoon illustrations humorously reflect the text and provide visual clues to the content. Useful additions to beginning-reader collections.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894323260
Publisher:
Pokeweed Press
Publication date:
08/15/2002
Series:
New Reader Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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by Frank B. Edwards and illustrated by John Bianchi

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