Pardon Me (Stella Batts Series #3)

Pardon Me (Stella Batts Series #3)

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by Courtney Sheinmel, Jennifer A. Bell
     
 

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In Pardon Me, Stella needs to find a new best friend after her friend, Willa, moves away. But finding a new best friend is not easy. Things are looking up when she meets Evie, the new girl in town. She is going to be in Stella's class at school and she needs a new best friend too. Stella can't wait to introduce her to the other third graders. Except when they get to…  See more details below

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In Pardon Me, Stella needs to find a new best friend after her friend, Willa, moves away. But finding a new best friend is not easy. Things are looking up when she meets Evie, the new girl in town. She is going to be in Stella's class at school and she needs a new best friend too. Stella can't wait to introduce her to the other third graders. Except when they get to school, things don't exactly go the way Stella planned.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lisa Colozza Cocca
Who could be better at telling the story of Stella Batts than Stella herself? Stella is a charming and spunky third grader. This title, told from the first person point of view, tells about how Stella deals with her best friend moving away. When Willa doesn't want to talk with Stella on the phone, Stella's sadness grows. Confused about her friend's behavior, Stella tries to figure out what she did to cause it. In the meantime, Stella meets Evie, a girl from London who will be joining her class. After a rocky start, the girls become friends. Rounding out the happy ending is a phone call from Willa. Although this is the third book in the "Stella Batts" series, it easily stands on its own, especially since Stella takes the time to explain what has happened in the past. Readers will identify with Stella's sadness over Willa moving away and Stella's desire to find a new best friend. They may also envy her family situation. Stella's mom, who is expecting a baby, and her dad own a candy story, which is situated near a pet store. Stella and her younger sister get to help out a bit in the store and get to taste many of the treats offered there. The book will be a winner with seven to ten year old girls in particular. Reviewer: Lisa Colozza Cocca
Kirkus Reviews
Back for her third outing, Stella reports, "If you write at least three books that are all connected then you have a series." All is not well for Stella: Her BFF has moved far away, leaving a serious sense of loneliness and loss, which is made all the worse when she calls Willa and her friend won't talk to her. Dispirited, Stella sets her heart on a Maltese puppy at the pet shop near her father's candy store, even though her mother doesn't want a dog. Then she's forced to befriend a new girl in town, Evie, but once she gets comfortable with that idea, the girl inexplicably seems to reject her after they become classmates. Stella faces problems that lots of girls newly transitioning to chapter books will recognize. Her humor-tinged first-person voice and usually upbeat attitude seem just right for her age, capturing the pain of growing up but also affirming the optimistic competence of young grade-schoolers as they encounter conflicts and learn to resolve them. Supportive, wise parents complete the calmly predictable picture of Stella's middle-class life. Not much happens to Stella, but she's fun to spend some time with, and now that she's successfully authored her own whole series, that'll be possible. (Fiction. 5-9)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585361946
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Stella Batts Series, #3
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
107,748
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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Pardon Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, wholesome book for any child! As a Christian homeschool mom I highly recommend this book and the others in the series (1-3). We can not wait to read more about Stella!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book i love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Geat book to teach your child to be r
JackieJF More than 1 year ago
We want more Stella Batts!  My kids can't wait for the next one to come out.  My 2nd grader is enjoying reading these books so much that I don't even have to remind him to do his reading at night.  It's fantastic how much he loves them.  This is definitely not a series just for girls.  Any thoughtful child would relate to it in one way or another.  Great series!
Happy-Reader0 More than 1 year ago
STELLA BATTS. A great series for young, beginning readers, not to be missed!