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Best Summer Ever
Contributor(s): Bunting, Eve, Masse, Josee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1585365505     ISBN-13: 9781585365500
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Pr
    OUR PRICE: $9.00  
Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: April 2012
Annotation: Frog enjoys a summer with his friends as he compares himself to a bat, takes a vacation and meets a Starman who helps him to see the night sky in a new way. Simultaneous.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Frogs; Fiction.
Animals; Fiction.
Friendship; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Frogs & Toads
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2011030797
Lexile Measure: 290
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: I Am a Reader
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 6.50" W x 0.50" (0.55 lbs) 45 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 151187
Reading Level: 2.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q63221
Reading Level: 1.7   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall)
In these three lighthearted, brief vignettes, Frog and friend Little Brown Bat compare their differences and similarities, Frog allows all his friends to join him on a vacation, and he's given his own star by a mysterious Starman. The stories are gently humorous, but they lack cohesiveness--and a real point. Masse's illustrations are brightly colored, cartoonlike, and appealing.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 November)

Gr 1–2—This beginning reader has a positive message and sweet lessons on being a good friend. In the first story, Frog and Little Brown Bat explore their similarities and differences. "We are the same and not the same." In the second, Frog's plan to take a vacation alone becomes a group holiday for him and all of his friends and "it was the best vacation ever." The third story features Frog and Starman, a mysterious figure who gives away stars to Frog and his friends, but of course the celestial objects stay up in the sky. To thank the Starman for the pleasing gifts, the friends sing him "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." The colorful, digital cartoons are wonderful and the connection between the story and the illustrations is fantastic. An excellent addition to any collection.—Kathy Buchsbaum, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, NY

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