Skimper-Scamper

Skimper-Scamper

by Jeff Newell, Barbara Hranilovich
     
 

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Lisa is supposed to be quietly coloring. But what can she do when the mouse, the cat, and the dog she's drawn leap off the page and start making a big mess?

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Lisa is supposed to be quietly coloring. But what can she do when the mouse, the cat, and the dog she's drawn leap off the page and start making a big mess?

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Children's Literature
Lisa, waiting for her mom to play with her, draws a blue mouse with her crayons. "Then—skimper-scamper—the mouse ran off the paper!" The mouse messes up Lisa's room, so she draws a yellow cat to catch the mouse. It also runs "skimper-scamper" off the paper, as does a black dog she draws to catch the cat. They all three continue to play chaotically, until Lisa promises them a surprise if they clean up their mess. When she goes outside to play, she makes a paper airplane for the animals to fly on. Parents might find this book a bit boring, but young readers will be amused. The illustrations are lively, if a bit cute, and the illustrator has done a good job of making Lisa's drawings separate from her own. It includes brief instruction on making a collage. 2005, Green Light Readers/Harcourt, Ages 2 to 7.
—Sara Lorimer
From the Publisher

Praise for the Green Light Readers:
"A must-have for any family with a beginning reader."--Boston Sunday Herald

"You can't go wrong with adding several copies of these terrific books to your beginning-to-read collection."--School Library Journal

"A winner for the beginner."--Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152051655
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Green Light Readers Level 2 Series
Edition description:
1-Simul
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Meet the Author


BARBARA HRANILOVICH based the animal characters in Skimper-Scamper on some of her young son's drawings. She lives in Lansing, Michigan.

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