Shipwreck Saturday (Little Bill Series)

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This easy-to-read story about acceptance by comedian and storyteller Bill Cosby is now a Scholastic Reader!

Little Bill has worked very hard on his sailboat, but the older boys make fun of it. When it breaks, he is afraid that everyone will laugh at him. How will he be able to face his friends?

Although his brother's friends make fun of it, Little Bill is very proud of the toy boat he has built ...

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Overview


This easy-to-read story about acceptance by comedian and storyteller Bill Cosby is now a Scholastic Reader!

Little Bill has worked very hard on his sailboat, but the older boys make fun of it. When it breaks, he is afraid that everyone will laugh at him. How will he be able to face his friends?

Although his brother's friends make fun of it, Little Bill is very proud of the toy boat he has built and very upset when it is wrecked the first time he puts it in the water.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2Two more beginning readers that emphasize character building and finding positive resolutions for difficult situations. In Shipwreck Saturday, Little Bill takes a sailboat that he has painstakingly built to a nearby lake to see if it will float. However, the vessel is wrecked by the strong wake made by a passing rowboat. He runs home in tears only to be called back by his friends who have used the remaining pieces to make a kite that they are flying high in the sky. In Super-Fine Valentine, Little Bill wants to give a girl a Valentine but is concerned that his classmates will make fun of him. He overcomes his self-consciousness and ultimately makes a new friend. Honeywood's bright, folk-art illustrations visualize Little Bill's emotions and reinforce the point of each story. These titles can help youngsters pick up some hints on handling themselves in different situations. Slight but serviceable additions where values clarification is needed.Cheryl Cufari, Glencliff Elementary School, Niskayuna, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590956208
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: Little Bill
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 590,215
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is an American entertainer, comedian, actor, producer, author, educator, musician, and activist. He is best known for his portrayal of Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, which has become a television classic. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, and is a jazz musician.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2007

    Good comes from bad, just as it did for Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin

    Little Bill works hard on a raft and it gets destroyed, so he goes running home, crying. But, then his pals collect what's left and make a kite so his efforts pay off in creating something. This book shows children that effort and hard work pays off in one way or another and that there's always light at the end of their seemingly dark tunnel of childhood.

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