The Puddle Pail

The Puddle Pail

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by Elisa Kleven
     
 

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Your Comprehensive OWL kit in English and Spanish includes the following components, which are also available for sale separately (see listings under Product Name below)

  • Teacher’s Guide Package: 1 Teacher Guide per Unit, Total of 8. Dual-Language
  • Planning and Assessment Teacher’s Guide. Dual-Language
  • Trade Books: 32

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Your Comprehensive OWL kit in English and Spanish includes the following components, which are also available for sale separately (see listings under Product Name below)

  • Teacher’s Guide Package: 1 Teacher Guide per Unit, Total of 8. Dual-Language
  • Planning and Assessment Teacher’s Guide. Dual-Language
  • Trade Books: 32 in English, 31 in Spanish
  • Big Books: 11 in English, 11 in Spanish
  • Little Big Books: 11 in English, 11 in Spanish
  • Read Aloud Anthology: 1 Dual Language
  • Read More About It Books: 4 in English, 4 in Spanish
  • Ollie and Friends Readers: 8 in English, 8 in Spanish
  • Story Time Cards: English and Spanish
  • Concept Word Cards: Dual-Language
  • Amazing Word Cards: Dual-Language
  • Alphabet Cards
  • Envision It! Retelling Storyboards
  • Ollie’s Envision It! Learning Strips: Dual-Language
  • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Picture Cards: English and Spanish
  • Poetry Posters: English and Spanish
  • Ollie Puppet
  • Ollie’s Classroom Schedule
  • Sing Along Songs and Poems Audio CD
  • AudioText Audio CD
  • Ollie’s Resources for Teachers and Families CD
  • Online OWL access through Pearson SuccessNet (PSN) is included with purchase. Access includes 1 teacher and 20 students access to all online OWL resources
  • OWL Manipulative Kit is available separately for purchase and is not included with the OWL Comprehensive Kit

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ernst, a gentle blue crocodile with his head in the clouds, gives his imagination a real workout in his second picture book (after Ernst). While his pragmatic older brother, Sol, takes joy in collecting such earthbound trinkets as feathers, stones and seashells, Ernst would much rather try to harness the stars. He settles for collecting puddles, which magically reflect all the beauty around them. When a thirsty dog shows Ernst just how fleeting his puddles are, he discovers a way to capture their splendor for keeps. Watercolors and bits of painted cut paper joyfully join forces in Kleven's (Abuela, see p. 211) rainbow-bright collages. The matter-of-fact text wanders a bit, but the slightly discursive style is ultimately suited to Ernst's dreamy personality. Ernst's artistic triumph serves as an inspiration to young readers. Ages 3-8. (June)
Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
Ernst, a young blue crocodile, and his big green brother, Sol, head outside with their shiny pails after a cleansing rain. Looking for things to put in their pails, the brothers soon find out that they have very different ideas about what to collect. Sol wants tangible things, such as feathers, shells, and rocks, while Ernst dreams of collecting clouds, stars and puddles. Even though Sol tries to explain to him that he cannot collect puddles, Ernst works diligently and is rewarded more than once as his "collection" produces a wonderful new collection. Kleven brings a wonderfully imaginative story to life filling every page with colorful collage illustrations. If promoting imagination is high priority, The Puddle Pail is a must have for parents and teachers alike.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3When Ernst, a young blue crocodile, and his green older brother, Sol, set off for a morning at the beach, it is immediately apparent that their differences are more than skin deep. While Sol expects to fill his pail with shells, rocks, and feathers, Ernst dreamily looks forward to building sand castles. When Sol encourages him to start a collection of his own, Ernst considers a range of possibilities: clouds, stars, cookies. He then discovers a most beautiful puddle, and he's hooked. When Sol returns laden with various treasures, Ernst shows him a pail full of puddles. Unimpressed, Sol poses the obvious question, "What can you do with a puddle?" Ernst promises to think of something and observes his collection as it reflects the evening sky and later the stars. The next morning, he discovers a dog drinking from the pail. There is just enough water left for him to start creating a collection of watercolor paintings. At last, the brothers set off to gather some blackberries for breakfast (a collection they can both agree on!). Kleven once again proves herself to be an outstanding storyteller. Ernst and Sol provide a wonderful model of siblings first learning to live with, and at last appreciating, their differences. Ernst's pleasure in following his own way never wavers in the face of Sol's pragmatism. The collages are almost mesmerizing, incorporating paper and fabric with intense colors to create a lush, imaginary locale. Satisfying in every detail.Lisa S. Murphy, formerly at Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582462066
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/05/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
328,277
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

ELISA KLEVEN writes and illustrates picture books because she's never outgrown a deep childhood urge to enter a magical world. Elisa and her family live in Albany, California. To date, she has written and illustrated thirteen books and illustrated fifteen others.

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