Oliver, Amanda, and Grandmother Pig

Oliver, Amanda, and Grandmother Pig

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by Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger
     
 

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Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read

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Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read series, Puffin Easy-to-Read is divided into reading levels. Level 1 uses sentences with clear and simple words and illustrations that help the reader understand the story line. Level 2 is the springboard for emerging readers: the stories use longer sentences, yet maintain a vocabulary easy enough for the child to feel comfortable on his or her own. Level 3 offers more challenging sentences and longer stories. Kindergarten - Grade 3.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 When Grandmother Pig comes for a week-long visit, Amanda and her big brother Oliver have big plans for playing with her. They have to adjust, however, when it becomes clear that Grandmother isn't the show she used to be. `` `Grandmother is no fun,' '' Amanda claims. `` ` She can't read or sit on the floor. She thinks we are noisy. And now she is taking a nap.' '' Gram comes through, though, when Amanda has a nightmare, when Oliver gets in trouble for hiding her reading glasses, and when her solution to thunderstorm fears ends up in a pil low fight. By week's end, everyone is looking forward to the next visit. The same domestic sweetness that is pre sent in the five preceding ``Pig Family'' books is here, punctuated by mild naughtiness and some soft realism about aging and young/old relation ships. The occasional sappiness (`` `You are never too old for a nice nap,' said Mother'') doesn't completely overwhelm the genuine feeling and fun that also run through the story. The full-color pencil and wash illustrations with their round-headed long-eared porkies feed right into the gentle mood. If previous Pig tales move, this would be a logical additon to the beginning-to- read shelf. If you're up to your snout in sweet little family dramas, head for a sparkier trough. Nancy Palmer, The Little School, Bellevue, Wash.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140373868
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
544,999
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
200L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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