Friday, April 22, 2011

Andi's Scary School Days

Author: Susan K. Marlow
Illustrator: Leslie Gammelgaard
Publisher: Kregel Publications
March 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8254-4183-7
Genre: Inspirational/chapter book

Andi is scared. It’s the first day of school and she doesn’t want to go to school. So Andi hides in the stable, but her brother finds her and makes her go to school. All the kids stare at her and the teacher makes her sit up front because she’s the littlest student. Then Andi gets into trouble for accidentally breaking a rule and the teacher punishes her!

Andi runs away from school and climbs a tree and won’t come down until her brother comes and makes her, then she is forced to go back to school. The next day is even worse! Will Andi ever get used to school?

ANDI’S SCARY SCHOOL DAYS is the fourth book in the Circle C Beginnings books for six to eight year olds. The book is entertaining and a fast read and is sure to appeal to beginning readers. A list of words that the young readers might not be familiar with are included at the beginning of the book. There is a peek into the pack included at the end of the book.

Andi is a character that any child will be sure to identify with. She is loveable and completely mischievous, yet she learns valuable lessons as she goes. If you are looking for a good chapter book for your beginning reader, then pick up a copy of ANDI’S SCARY SCHOOL DAYS or any of the Circle C Beginnings books. You won’t be disappointed. 75 pages. $4.99

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