Stacey Coolidge's Fancy Smancy Cursive Handwriting

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How does Stacey do it? How can Carolyn not do it? Carolyn has been practicing cursive handwriting every day for weeks, and she is not getting any closer to Frederick, the class guinea pig. It's a good thing that her teacher, Mrs. Thompson, is able to turn her frustration into confidence.

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Overview

How does Stacey do it? How can Carolyn not do it? Carolyn has been practicing cursive handwriting every day for weeks, and she is not getting any closer to Frederick, the class guinea pig. It's a good thing that her teacher, Mrs. Thompson, is able to turn her frustration into confidence.

Parents' Choice Award 2008
Reading Rockets 2008 Recommended Reading

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From Mrs. Thompson, the teacher, to Frederick, the class guinea pig, everything about second grade seems good to Carolyn. But when the class starts practicing the slants and curves of cursive writing, she finds it difficult and her happiness evaporates. Detailing her frustrations and contrasting her struggles with a classmate s easy success, this picture book reflects experiences familiar to many young students. Carolyn s sympathetic teacher puts things in perspective, telling her that when it comes to writing, ideas and emotions are much more important than slants and curves. Designed to encourage children, books in the Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series tell stories of students who struggle in some respects, while excelling in others. Bright with colorful washes, the cartoonlike drawings clearly express the characters emotions. Given the pressure to introduce cursive writing to younger students, this picture book will resonate with a growing number of children.
—Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603364621
  • Publisher: Mainstream Connections Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,310,242
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    Stacey Coolidge's Fancy Smancy Cursive Handwriting is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Posted July 16, 2009

    A CHARMING, DELIGHTFUL SERIES WITH A STRONG MESSAGE. VERY HELPFUL TO A CHILD THAT IS DIFFERENT,

    The books are so much fun. The illustrations are wonderful. But what makes these books so important is that a very strong and important message for all children but even more important for children that are different or facing challenges in school. At the end of each story there are recommendations for parents that give the parents options and alternatives of what their choices are.

    Delos Smith,
    President and Chief Economist of Delos Smith and Associates
    As a child a severe learning disabled child.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    A must for elementary school

    As a teacher, and a parent, I will say this book, and the others in the series, are a must read for parents and educators. The endorsers, many who are nationally recognized experts, knew what they were supporting as they reviewed this series. In fact, I have never seen a children's book series receive such impressive reviews. I hope the author continues on her journey to help kids (and parents) relate to such critical information. Job well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    This Book Shifted My Daughter's Opinion of Herself

    Fancy Smancy Cursive Handwriting~ thank you for helping my daughter see her many gifts. Thank you also for helping her peers see the value in her work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2008

    A must read for all elementary school children

    This book, and the other three titles in the series, should be available to all children. A must read to explore individual learning styles and the true meaning of success and intelligence. Fun and thought provoking~even for the adults reading along!

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