Percy's Neighborhood

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Percy helps his dad hang signs for the Neighborhood Fun Run. Along the way, Percy meets the community helpers who make See and Learn City a better place to live, work, and play. Percy is excited to tell the gang about the new friends he met in the neighborhood.
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Percy helps his dad hang signs for the Neighborhood Fun Run. Along the way, Percy meets the community helpers who make See and Learn City a better place to live, work, and play. Percy is excited to tell the gang about the new friends he met in the neighborhood.
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Children's Literature - Keri Collins Lewis
Percy wants to go to the park, but first he and his dad need to give people in their community posters for the upcoming Fun Run. When Percy asks his dad what a community is, he gets a tour and a fun learning experience as they visit their community's helpers. Author Stuart Murphy distinguishes between a neighborhood and a community as Percy and his dad set out on their adventure. At each stop, they meet an important community helper, including a doctor, a firefighter, a police officer, and a librarian. Each one explains his or her role to Percy, so he can understand how they help the people in their community with health, safety, and education. Once at the park, Percy and his friends practice for the Fun Run. When the big day arrives, Percy is happy to see all of his community helpers there. Murphy's "I See I Learn" series is designed to promote skills for school readiness and daily life. This title specifically addresses cognitive skills needed for understanding the bigger world around young children, and it includes an activity page. Jones' lively illustrations feature colorful, cartoon-style animals, as well as maps, charts and inset pictures that will engage visual learning skills. This series would be ideal for preschool students, though the book's small size makes it more suitable for sharing with one or two children at a time than to reading aloud to large groups. However, an e-book version may be whiteboard compatible, for the high-tech classroom. Reviewer: Keri Collins Lewis
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An openly didactic exploration of the concept of a neighborhood and its community helpers, part of the useful, if unsubtle I See I Learn series. Percy just wants to go to the park and play, but first, he and his dad have to distribute posters to "community helpers" for the Neighborhood Fun Run. "A community is a place where people live and work together," says his father. "A neighborhood is the part of the community nearest to you." Small circular insets on the lower left of each spread highlight a bird's-eye/map view of each building they visit (these can be matched to the large neighborhood map on the front endpapers), while a square on the lower right isolates and labels each community helper: Dr. Russo, Firefighter Bates, Officer Ruiz and Mr. Kim, the librarian. (Despite the multicultural names, all the characters are anthropomorphized animals, though Dr. Russo and Officer Ruiz are both apparently women.) In a few brief sentences, readers learn about the basic job of each community helper before Percy finally gets to the park so he can practice for the Fun Run with his friends, all of whom are part of his community. Backmatter includes a visual web of community helpers, some questions to recall and reinforce the lesson, and an author's note about visual learning. Pair with Paulette Bourgeois' In My Neighborhood series for a more in-depth look at some specific community helpers. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580894814
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: Stuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,433,076
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: 450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart J. Murphy, author of the award-winning MathStart books (HarperCollins), has developed a new series for Charlesbridge: I SEE I LEARNĀ®. The I SEE I LEARNĀ® books feature simple stories and visual learning strategies to help young children learn important social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive skills. Stuart, a visual learning specialist, has also served on the authorship teams of a number of major educational programs. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Stuart and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston, Massachusetts, near their children and three grandchildren, Jack, Madeleine, and Camille.
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