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Amanda Pig, First Grader Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Van Leeuwen, Jean, Schweninger, Ann (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0142412767     ISBN-13: 9780142412763
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2009

Annotation: It is time for first grade, and Amanda Pig is so excited because this year, she will know how to read. But when Amanda looks at her book, she recognizes the letters but not the words. Will she ever be able to read? In this funny installment of the award-winning series, Amanda soon discovers what makes first grade so much fun. Full color.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Amanda Pig (Fictitious character); Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
Books and reading; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | New Experience
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pigs
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2009019234
Lexile Measure: 320
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Oliver and Amanda Pig
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 40 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 116094
Reading Level: 2.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Amanda Pig is going to be a first-grader This year she wonat have to take naps, sheall play on the big playground, and, best of all, sheall learn how to read. But something is wrong, because when Amanda tries to read, she can recognize the letters but not the words Is first grade going to be harder than Amanda thought? Will she ever be able to read? Once again, Jean Van Leeuwen and Ann Schweninger create a funny, friendly, and kid-relevant world.

Contributor Bio(s): Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of more than fifty children's books, including picture books, Easy-to-Read books, and middle-grade fiction. Ms. Van Leeuwen now lives in another small town north of New York City with her husband, Bruce Gavril. She has two grown children, David and Elizabeth, and a young grandchild, who will surely inspire more stories. 

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
Amanda's high expectations of first grade are all met--except she still can't read. As the days pass, she has the usual misadventures: getting lost in the big building, confronting a bully. Slowly, she builds her word power and learns to read. Amanda's experience will resonate with first graders everywhere. Reassuring pencil and watercolor illustrations show Amanda's ups and downs. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 July)

K-Gr 1— Amanda Pig is looking forward to first grade. She explains her excitement to her friend Lollipop: "We don't have to take naps and we get to play on the big playground and have real desks and jobs and homework. And we'll know how to read!" Unfortunately, Amanda is disappointed when she chooses her first book at school and discovers that she knows only one word. As the little pig learns the routine of a busy first grader with important jobs, she adds new vocabulary to the classroom "Word Wall." Somehow, reading that first book is now exciting and not so daunting. Amanda and her friends glow in a series of soft colored pencil and watercolor illustrations. While she voices the fears of a young child, her confidence grows as she endures losing her way in the halls and facing down the big second graders on the playground. While intended for independent reading, the message of perseverance in the face of new experiences is one that may also be shared aloud.—Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX

[Page 86]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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