Princess Posey and the Monster Stew (Princess Posey Series #4)

Princess Posey and the Monster Stew (Princess Posey Series #4)

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by Stephanie Greene, Stephanie Sisson
     
 

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Halloween frights are no match for Princess Posey and her tutu

Posey loves Halloween. But after Miss Lee announces that the first grade class will be eating Monster Stew, Posey gets worried. Luckily, her tutu turns her into Princess Posey, the girl who can tackle any problem! She finds out what "lizard livers" and "monster eyeballs" really are, and her new

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Halloween frights are no match for Princess Posey and her tutu

Posey loves Halloween. But after Miss Lee announces that the first grade class will be eating Monster Stew, Posey gets worried. Luckily, her tutu turns her into Princess Posey, the girl who can tackle any problem! She finds out what "lizard livers" and "monster eyeballs" really are, and her new neighbor has just the right thing to light up Halloween night.

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Princess Posey
"Greene proves herself yet again to be an adept chronicler of the ups and downs of the first year of school, and her simple, straightforward prose gives just the right amount of emotional heft to these mini- dramas, neither exaggerating nor reducing Posey’s situation. . . . Posey continues to be a winning protagonist, and her escapades are a series worth having on hand." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Greene doesn’t miss a step. Posey is the perfect fictional friend for any first-grade girl."—Kirkus Reviews"Greene’s simple writing style and straightforward plot is ideal for advanced first graders or beginning second-grade readers."—School Library Journal

School Library Journal
Gr 1–2—Six-year-old Posey is nervously awaiting Halloween. She's been warned that the flashlight she carried last year is for babies, and her teacher has informed the students that they will be making and eating a "monster stew" in the classroom. When the child puts on the tutu she keeps safely in her bedroom, she transforms herself into Princess Posey and her fears subside. There is some teasing among the kids in Posey's first-grade classroom, but most of the interactions are sweet. Adults, such as Posey's grandfather, who happily creates a princess hat for her Halloween costume, are depicted as supportive and caring. While the simple text and sketchy illustrations are inviting to young readers, the prose is inconsistent. Conventionally structured sentences are juxtaposed with those taking a page out of the Junie B. Jones book of grammar. For example, "Halloween was the funnest time of the year." The book does a good job bridging the easy reader and chapter book divide. While Posey is not as compelling a character as Sophie, Clementine, and Amber Brown, readers will find her fears about Halloween and excitement about her costume and trick-or-treating relatable. Lively illustrations appear throughout.—Joanna Sondheim, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101575321
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/16/2012
Series:
Princess Posey Series , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Lexile:
AD350L (what's this?)
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Princess Posey
"Greene proves herself yet again to be an adept chronicler of the ups and downs of the first year of school, and her simple, straightforward prose gives just the right amount of emotional heft to these mini- dramas, neither exaggerating nor reducing Posey’s situation. . . . Posey continues to be a winning protagonist, and her escapades are a series worth having on hand." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Greene doesn’t miss a step. Posey is the perfect fictional friend for any first-grade girl."—Kirkus Reviews "Greene’s simple writing style and straightforward plot is ideal for advanced first graders or beginning second-grade readers."—School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Stephanie Greene lives in Stamford, Connecticut.

Stephanie Roth Sisson lives in California.

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Princess Posey and the Monster Stew 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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