Argus

Argus

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763637903
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,288,020
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD420L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Michelle Knudsen is the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, as well as the middle-grade fantasy The Dragon of Trelian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Andréa Wesson has illustrated several books for children, including two middle-grade novels about Evangeline Mudd by David Elliott. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.

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Argus 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
debnance on LibraryThing 10 months ago
All of Sally¿s class was doing a science project with eggs. Sally¿s egg looked different than the other children¿s eggs. When the eggs hatched, Sally noticed that her chick, who she named Argus, looked different than the other chicks, green, scaly, and with big yellow eyes. Sally¿s teacher reminded her that chicks can be different. Sally¿s chick continued to be very different than the chicks of the other children, growing much larger than the other chicks, attempting to eat the other chicks, digging enormous holes in the ground rather than pecking quietly for insects.I found the story to be a clever tale, with Sally¿s teacher, quite oddly, refusing to accept Argus as anything other than a peculiar chick, despite the fact that the story takes place in a science class. Everyone loves a dragon, so I think this book will prove to be very popular with the children. ¿¿Good work, children,¿ said Mrs. Henshaw. `Now let¿s investigate what our little chicks like to eat.¿`Mine likes seeds!¿ said one boy.`Mine likes beetles!¿ said another.`Mine is trying to eat the other chicks,¿ said Sally.¿
JusticeEvans on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is a great book. The art and the humorous storyline give it its strength. With humor, it tells the story of Sally, an elementary school student tasked with hatching a chicken egg for science class. Her egg is different, and so is the work Sally does for her experiment. I think an older child would find this book funny and I would definitely give this to an adult friend who appreciates children's picture books.Use for read aloud or to introduce an egg hatching experiment in the classroom.
basson_mommy12 More than 1 year ago
Sally's chick is... different from the other kids' chicks in science class. Argus tries to eat the other chicks and Sally just wants a chick like everyone else! But when Argus disappears, what will Sally do? This story celebrating differences is poignant and touching. My four-year-old daughter wanted to read this book every night for a week. Highly recommended!