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Goodreads Reviews of The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister January 29, 2013

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Written by Linda LoddingIllustrated by Suzanne Beaky

Written by Linda Lodding
Illustrated by Suzanne Beaky

Jan 25, 2013

Jason Lewis rated it 3 of 5 stars false

Shelves: books-i-won
The illustrations were done well with much detail. The story shows a fun way to follow a person through a busy schedule. The author takes the reader through a funny approach to solving the problem at the end.

Nicky rated it 4 of 5 stars false

Shelves: first-read
I had the pleasure of being a first read winner of this book and enjoyed it very much. My son saw it more as a silly story, but this is a good lesson for parents to remember to provide a good balance of work and play for their kids.

Jan 22, 2013

Kelsie Vanwyck rated it 4 of 5 stars false

I was captivated by the illustrations throughout the book. The bright colors and vivid scenes really draw the reader into Ernestine’s crazy life! I loved this book and cannot wait to share it with my preschool class!!

Jan 07, 2013

Rose rated it 4 of 5 stars false

I won this book from the goodreads giveaways. It was a delight to read. My daughter just loved it. This has become one of her favorite books. She carries it everywhere.

Attention Teachers! December 30, 2012

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Being FrankA Goodreads review of Being Frank by Suzan Rodgers:

“As a 31 year veteran teaching grades 1-5, I find this book to be a “top-notch” teaching tool full of teachable moments whether used in the classroom or with your own children. To begin with a “picture walk” for interactive read-aloud, the vivid illustrations are quickly engaging making the reader eager to begin the book. There is a rich vocabulary and many literary elements of story that make this book an excellent teaching tool for “mini-lessons” for Readers Workshop such as character analysis, plot (was there a problem/solution),making predictions using context clues, along with making inferences and connections to what they already know. Young readers will then be able to use their meta-cognitive strategies to focus on one of the most difficult literary elements for young readers – author’s purpose. The author used Frank to “teach a lesson”. Upon analyzing what the lesson was, young readers are able to “read between the lines” and add this to their background knowledge. Drawing upon my personal experience as a teacher, young readers would be so eager “to act out” this book for Reader’s Theatre. The author of this book is to be commended for the use of the many literary elements used to teach and enhance literacy for young readers !!! This is a “must-have”!!!”

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