Read for: Early Reader Challenge
Synopsis: "Pearl dreads leaving her favorite teacher in the latest addition to the Geisel Honor-winning series
Pearl and Wagner have only five days left in the school year with their awesome teacher, Ms. Star. And when Pearl catches a glimpse of next year's teacher, Ms. Bean, she looks mean. Pearl imagines they're in for a year of taking spelling tests with super-hard words, doing one hundred jumping jacks every morning, and counting backward--by sevens! Pearl announces she's going to stay in Ms. Star's class forever. But is Ms. Bean as bad as she seems?
Perfect for beginning readers, the fifth book in the charming Pearl and Wagner series shows that first impressions aren't always right."
My Review: I picked this book up because it sounded like a great one to read as summer approaches and it ended up being even more perfect than expected. It was a great story to read with young children finishing up their first year of school. This is a level 3 book with full pages of text and chapters. Munchkin had no problem with this one and really related to the story as he is counting down the days to the end of 1st grade when summer will start and he will be a 2nd grader. It also is a great conversation starter about what to expect from a new teacher and classroom, and how what you hear from other kids or think you see may not be accurate. This will be a great way to ease any fears or anxieties about going to a new classroom with a new teacher.
My Rating: This was a perfect book that came at the perfect time for us. Munchkin is so excited about being a 2nd grader but like many kids was a little nervous having a new teacher and this was a great book for him to read. We give it a rating of Four Paws!
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!