Paul Bunyan : a very tall tale (Read! Explore! Imagine! Fiction Readers-Upper Emergent Grade 1) (#0597PK2)

by Weaver, Jo; illustrated by Krupinski, Loretta

1 full-text review

Paperback Teacher Created Materials, 2014
Price: USD 5.99
Description: 20 pages : color illustrations ; 14 x 20 cm.
Dewey: 398.2; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 1.9
AR 2.2 LG .5 163978EN; LEX 530L; GR J; F&P J


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Build literacy skills by engaging students with high-interest, appropriately leveled original and adapted fiction. Books feature increasingly complex vocabulary, sentence structures, plots, characters, literary devices, and illustrations to grow reading skills gradually and appropriately.

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"TCM 16497"--Back cover. Introduces the legend of Paul Bunyan, describing the lumberjack's immense strength, faithful friend Babe the Blue Ox, and their work to clear America's frontiers for farming.

From the Publisher
Introduce children to the classic American folktale of a giant lumberjack and his companion, a blue ox named Babe. In this tall tale, Paul Bunyan and Babe travel the country cutting down trees and accidentally making some very famous landmarks. With large font and colorful, engaging illustrations, early readers will have fun while reading and following the story of Paul Bunyan and Babe the ox.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Fiction readers
  • Dewey: 398.2
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 20 pages : color illustrations ; 14 x 20 cm.
  • Tracings: Krupinski, Loretta, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-43335-497-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-43335-497-7
  • Follett Number: 0597PK2
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 1.9
  • ATOS Book Level: 2.2
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 163978EN
  • Lexile: 530L
  • Guided Reading Level: J
  • Fountas & Pinnell: J

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (July 1, 2013)
K-Gr 2-These books are designed for early-intervention-level or beginning readers. The back covers also list grade level equivalents, word counts, guided reading levels, and DRA levels. In Anna, a girl finds an atlas in her attic and takes imaginary visits to places around the world in alphabetical order. This book stretches the geography knowledge of first graders and may make points too mature for them to enjoy. Safari Camp is about a lioness who makes all the other animals brush their teeth before going to bed. Callen provides humor by describing different types of toothbrushes the various animals use, including a doughnut-shaped brush the flamingo uses to brush her beak. The best of the group is Speak Up!, a collection of very short poems. They are clever and easy to read with humorous illustrations. In It's Good Enough to Eat, children find creative ways to make things out of their fruits and vegetables before eating them. It might spark interest in consuming more healthy food, but is also likely to encourage a lot of food play. Parents will need to find the right balance for the dinner table. Paul Bunyan will appeal to young readers because they have probably heard a tall tale about the character before. The absurdity creates humor, and children will like reading about a blue ox that is the giant woodsman's faithful companion. More appropriate to a classroom library than a school or public library, these titles are better than many books for beginning readers, yet they are not outstanding.-Mary Hazelton, formerly at Warren & Waldoboro Elementary Schools, ME (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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