Author: Joan Holub
Release Date: September 2013
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Genre: Children's Picture
What a CLEVER, CLEVER story!
Can be read purely for entertainment!
For you see...
Once upon a time there was a pencil school....
and Ms. 2, the teacher, assigned the students to write a story....
Little Red (the red pencil) wanted her story to be a journey through the school.
She had a basket of 15 red word to use, if needed.
So she began...
Read this fun story to find out what happens to Red when she finds herself in the deep, dark, descriptive forest... Or when she uses too many glue words... And when she abandons all rules of punctuation...
But when she decides "to tail a tail to the big bad wolf 3000 (the pencil sharpener)"...Can she save Principal Granny Pencil?
I giggled out loud during this very wonderful book!
I LOVED IT!
The pictures are adorable and add greatly to the story line!
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About the Author
JOAN HOLUB has hundreds of pencils. Some are red. Others are glittery, sporty, or full of holiday cheer. They are all super sharp and good at writing books. They’ve helped Joan write more than 130 books, including Zero the Hero and Knuckleheads. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
About the Illustrator
MELISSA SWEET has illustrated nearly 100 children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor–winning River of Words and the Sibert Medal–winning Balloons Over Broadway. When not in her studio, Melissa loves to ride her bicycle and hike with her two dogs, Rufus and Nellie. She lives in Rockport, Maine.
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BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER READING STRATEGIES
COMPARE & CONTRAST
COMPREHENSION & CONNECTIONS THROUGH OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS
CHARACTER ANALYSIS CHART
ACTIVE VERB CHALLENGE
(A review copy was provided for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)