Silly Sadie, Silly Samuel: Ready-to-read Level 2

Silly Sadie, Silly Samuel: Ready-to-read Level 2

by Ann Whitford Paul, Sylvie Wickstrom
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

LEVEL 2: READING TOGETHER

From the earliest stages of sounding out words to the excitement of reading a whole book without help, Ready-to-Read books open up a world of possibilities to children at three different levels:

LEVEL 1: STARTING TO READ

LEVEL 2: READING TOGETHER

LEVEL 3: READING ALONE

Samuel and Sadie are pretty silly.

…  See more details below

Overview

LEVEL 2: READING TOGETHER

From the earliest stages of sounding out words to the excitement of reading a whole book without help, Ready-to-Read books open up a world of possibilities to children at three different levels:

LEVEL 1: STARTING TO READ

LEVEL 2: READING TOGETHER

LEVEL 3: READING ALONE

Samuel and Sadie are pretty silly. Sometimes they argue over where to hang a picture — when they both want it in the same spot. And sometimes they wash their clothes while they are still wearing them! But even though Samuel and Sadie never get things quite right, they know what's really important.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Samuel and Sadie are a whimsical and slightly offbeat couple. In each of these short stories they each perform tasks that would upset most people. Instead of being angered, however, they optimistically find the positive aspect of each situation. For example, Sadie takes a pair of scissors and cuts Samuel's Sunday shirt and good Sunday suit into small squares. She explains to Hazel, their neighbor, that she is making a quilt. Hazel points out that Sadie has just ruined Samuel's good Sunday clothes. Rather than being upset, Samuel points out that when Sadie is done he can better enjoy his Sunday suit by sleeping under it every night. In another story, Samuel begins painting the picket fence that surrounds their house. He quickly becomes bored with the white paint so he switches to yellow. Not satisfied with the yellow, he tries green. Sadie comes home to discover each section of the fence painted a different color. "Oh dear, look what Samuel has done to your fence," exclaims Hazel. "Yes," replies Sadie, "he has painted me a lovely rainbow." The characters in these stories demonstrate an appreciation for diversity that young children can learn from. 2000, Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon & Schuster, $3.99. Ages 5 to 7. Reviewer: Denise Daley
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-Sadie and her husband Samuel do a lot of silly things, like washing Samuel's overalls while he's still wearing them, or looking outside for a ring dropped inside because the light is better. In each of six chapters, their sensible neighbor Hazel questions or is puzzled by their illogical ways. Unfortunately, the stories in this beginning reader are neither funny nor charming; they simply fall flat. For example, Samuel paints each picket of their fence a different color, but Sadie isn't upset because it makes a rainbow. When Sadie says they'll get up next morning after the lion roars, Hazel points out that the couple doesn't have a lion on their farm. Samuel replies, "Well, then,-I guess we will have to sleep all morning long." The stylized, cartoonlike paintings, particularly of the thin, elongated couple, are another reason to stick with the wealth of more successful easy-readers with silly story lines.-Diane Janoff, Queens Library, CLASP Office, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689816901
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
02/01/1901
Series:
Ready-to-Reads Series
Edition description:
1 ALADDIN
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
220L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >