Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown

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Amber Brown thinks that second grae rules!  But when her teacher says desks have to be kept clean, Amber knows that is one rule she cannot follow.  She desperately wants the desk fairy, Deskarina, to visit her desk and leave a reward.  A messy desk never bothered Amber before, but now that a treat is involved, it does...

Following closely on the events in Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown, kids and teachers will applaud ...

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Amber Brown thinks that second grae rules!  But when her teacher says desks have to be kept clean, Amber knows that is one rule she cannot follow.  She desperately wants the desk fairy, Deskarina, to visit her desk and leave a reward.  A messy desk never bothered Amber before, but now that a treat is involved, it does...

Following closely on the events in Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown, kids and teachers will applaud this hilarious take on a universal classroom issue.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
"A Is for Amber" designates the series which takes place when the famous Amber Brown was younger and her parents were still together. In this adventure (perhaps her last; Ms. Danziger died in 2004), the seven-year-old Amber loves second grade and her unconventional teacher, Mrs. Light. She even likes the class rules till a new one pops up—all desks must be kept clean. Poor Amber, neatness is not her thing, until Mrs. Light tells the class about Deskarina, the Desk Fairy, who leaves treats for a neatly organized space. The lively story, Ambers' second-grade friends (including Justin, who now tells chicken jokes), and her amusing but realistically difficult struggle for neatness will undoubtedly resonate with beginning readers. What fun to see Amber, wearing at last her hard-earned blue ribbon from Deskarina! Tony Ross's wonderfully immediate ink and watercolor illustrations continue to capture the essence of Amber in all her untidy charm. Some of the best depict Amber's visualizations of the Desk Fairy and her Deskmobile, topped by the little girl's glowing pride when she wins the ribbon and then her rueful look as she sees her cluttered bulletin board at home. This latest, perfectly-pitched tale will appeal to beginning readers whether Amber is an old friend or this is a first encounter with the author's endearing creation. Paula Danziger will be missed. The title has been reissued a part of the "Penguin Young Readers" series and is designated a Level 3 and Guided Reading Level "K." The opening page contains a note to parents and educators about the series and tips for making best use of the book. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
School Library Journal

Gr 1-3 -Amber Brown loves second grade, and has no trouble adhering to her teacher Ms. Lighta€™s five simple rules. But, when a new rule, a€œDesks have to be kept cleana€ is suddenly added to the class list, Amber isna€™t so sure ita€™s one she can follow it in this title (Putnam, 2004) in Paula Danzigera€™s series for emerging readers. Dana Lubotsky brings this loveable, quirky character to life, giving Amber a voice well suited to the spirited second grader. Upbeat music and appropriate sound effects make this an enjoyable listening experience.-Amy Joslyn, Fairport Public Library, NY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142404218
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
  • Publication date: 7/21/2005
  • Series: Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 75,506
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square, The Divorce Express, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?

Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards.

Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.

In Paula's memory, The Amber Brown Fund has been established to bring authors and illustrators to schools and libraries which otherwise could not afford them. Donations may be sent to The Amber Brown Fund/ SCBWI Museum of Children’s Books, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Tony Ross lives in London, England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2008

    the best book!

    This book is amazing! children can relate to it. Its about a young girl named amber brown and she is going through a lot of changes in her life like her parents are fighting. And maybe are planning a divorce!

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