Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee

Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee

by James Howe, Melissa Sweet
     
 

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Rex is a terrible speller, and she's afraid she's going to embarrass herself in front of the whole class at today's spelling bee. Pinky, on the other hand, is a great speller, and he's sure he's going to be champion of the second grade again.
But Pinky isn't counting on the new kid in class, who's a great speller, too. And he's certainly not counting on

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Rex is a terrible speller, and she's afraid she's going to embarrass herself in front of the whole class at today's spelling bee. Pinky, on the other hand, is a great speller, and he's sure he's going to be champion of the second grade again.
But Pinky isn't counting on the new kid in class, who's a great speller, too. And he's certainly not counting on embarrassing himself in a way so terrible that winning or losing doesn't even matter. It's a good thing he can count on Rex to make him feel better on the worst day of his life.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Since I am a rotten speller, I shared Rex's dread when she realized that the class would be holding a spelling bee. Pinky, on the other hand, was a good speller and was looking forward to the event. As expected, Rex misspells a simple word and gets to sit down. Pinky is on a roll, but for the first time a new kid in class offers some real competition. Pinky starts to get nervous and can't eat lunch--he drinks lots of milk and juice. When the spelling bee resumes, Pinky is a star but he has a terrible accident. How can he face his classmates. Rex proves that she is indeed a good friend and helps Pinky get through "the worst day of his life." Part of the "Ready-To-Read" series, Level 3. 1999 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689828805
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Pinky and Rex Series
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
169,795
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The Misfits: Totally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014). Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails; Carmine: A Little More Red, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; and Balloons Over Broadway, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

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