FollettBound Sewn Henry Holt, 2011
Price: USD 22.16
Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
Dewey: -E-; Audience: Lower Elementary; Reading Level: 2.1
AR 1.9 LG .5 146680EN; RC 1.6 1; LEX AD460L
From the publisher: Grades Pre-K/K-2; Ages 4-7
From Booklist: Preschool-Grade 1; Kirkus: Ages 5-7; PW: Ages 4-7; SLJ: K-Gr 2; read the full-text reviews


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"Christy Ottaviano Books." Pen pals Elliott and Kailash discover that even though they live in different countries--America and India--they both love to climb trees, own pets, and ride school buses.

Product Details
  • Publisher:Henry Holt
  • Publication Date: September 13, 2011
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-329-97538-2 (originally 0-8050-8946-2)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-329-97538-8 (originally 978-0-8050-8946-2)
  • LCCN: 2010-030121
  • Follett Number: 0914JHX
  • Reading Level: 2.1
  • Audience: Lower Elementary
  • Grades: Pre-K/K-2
  • Ages: 4-7
  • Booklist: Preschool-Grade 1
  • Kirkus: Ages 5-7
  • Publishers Weekly: Ages 4-7
  • School Library Journal: K-Gr 2
  • ATOS Book Level: 1.9
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 146680EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 1.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 1
  • Lexile: AD460L

Reviews & Awards
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 11/01/11
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/11
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/12 *
  • Kirkus Reviews, 07/15/11

* Taken from another format.

  • Library Media Connection, 11/01/11
  • Publishers Weekly, 07/11/11
  • School Library Journal, 08/01/11
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/12

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (October 1, 2011 (Online))
Preschool-Grade 1. Elliot, who lives in America, and Kailash, who lives in India, are pen pals exchanging details about their lives through the pictures they draw for each other. By sharing these illustrations and letters, they realize that they have many things in common, like going to school, having pets, and climbing trees. But some things are different, like their alphabets. The repeated phrase “same, same but different” is included in every exchange the boys share. This story, which celebrates similarities and differences, was inspired by the author’s own experiences as a teacher in Nepal, where she arranged a pen-pal program with students in the U.S. The vibrant acrylic, crayon, pencil, and collage illustrations exaggerate shapes to pleasant, semicomic effect. Pair this book with Rachel Isadora’s Say Hello! (2010) to help children with cultural awareness.

Taken from the Hardcover.

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