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Willie's Word World

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Children's Literature
Join Willy in the classroom on a wacky word day! His teacher, Mrs. Walters, has asked the children to write silly sentences using words that start with the first letter of their names. Sarah writes about swans swimming seaward. Lincoln writes about a lizard lollipop. Connor writes about cockroaches and carrots. With each passing minute, Willy worries—what can he write? What words start with W? Uh-oh, it is Willy's turn. What will he come up with? Beginning readers are sure to learn a lot as they enjoy this addition to the "Rookie-Reader" series. They will laugh out loud at each of Don Curry's alliterative sentences as they are visually interpreted by Rick Stromoski's imaginative illustrations. The brief story is accompanied by a list of the 107 words used in the story. 2005, Children's Press/Scholastic, Ages 4 to 8.
—Heidi Hauser Green
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The "Rookie Reader" series has been around for years and this is a new sub-series entitled "Rookie Read to Learn: I Can." This is an amusing story and it is an exercise that teachers have used. Make up a silly sentence using words that start with the first letter of your name. They are silly and while his classmates are all letting these sentences roll off their tongues poor Willie is sweating bullets trying to think of words that start with the letter "W." His big moment comes and he does a great job. The art shows the actions reflected in the made up sentences which is an added extra to make the book even more entertaining. After the story is finished there is a brief blurb about the author and illustrator, followed by pages of activities. They include finger play, a math challenge, a game to make up more silly sentences, recognizing letters, and a game to trace a line to find the correct answer. The final page contains a list of the 107 words that make up the story. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531266793
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Rookie Ready to Learn
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,416,704
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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