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Minerva Louise at School Paperback – September 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 120L (What's this?)
  • Series: Minerva Louise
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (September 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140562877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140562873
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,729,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Minerva Louise might be reckoned an Amelia Bedelia of the animal world. Here the curious hen mistakes a school for a barn, a janitor for a farmer and a baseball for an egg. Ages 2-6. (Sept.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2?Minerva Louise makes a third appearance here in a story that will delight her numerous fans. This time the chatty chicken wanders into a red school building, thinking it is a fancy barn. She mistakenly identifies stalls (classrooms), milking stools (story-time seats), nesting boxes (children's cubbies), and even a nest with an egg (baseball glove with a ball). She hurries home with new decorating ideas, comfortably settling down amidst a hose, seed packets, pencil, and even winter mittens. This is a picture book with a minimum of words for maximum appeal. Stoekes's vibrant, happy illustrations fill the pages with humor and excitement. The bright primary colors are a perfect foil for this goofy, lumpy white hen. Another winner for preschoolers and beginning readers alike.?Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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He enjoyed the humor of it and comprehended the story well.
MissLee
To Minerva it's an egg, but your kids will recognize it as a baseball nestled in a ball glove.
K. Bennett
I read it and re read it to my preschool students and they always love it!
R. Ortiz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Bennett on August 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
The world looks different when you're a chicken. Your kids might know what a school looks like, even if they haven't spent much time in one, but to Minerva Louise, an inquisitive hen, that big empty building she encounters during her early morning walk is a wonderful, fancy barn. She filters everything she sees through her own experience, so that the custodian raising the flag becomes the farmer hanging his laundry out to dry, and the wastebasket at the side of the teacher's desk becomes a feed bucket. The kids' cubby holes are nesting boxes -- there's even one with an egg in it. To Minerva it's an egg, but your kids will recognize it as a baseball nestled in a ball glove. This is another great book if you need something light-hearted to calm first-day jitters. The illustrations are crisp and bright, and it's hard not to like Minerva Louise, even if she is a silly goose, er, chicken.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
My 2.5 year old just loves Minerva Louise. What a funny hen...even the name is very catchy! My daughter delights in telling Minerva Louise how mistaken she is in her "know-it-all" assessments of the world! And Minerva Louise is often listed as one my daughter's "friends" whenever we're going down the list of her good friends! We read this book thru the library, but now I am ordering all 3 books on her. What a funny, silly, and love-able hen!
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Format: Paperback
This is the charming story of a feather-headed (pun intended) hen who sees everything only in terms she can understand, which leads to hysterical discrepencies when she enters an elementary school. It's witty, fresh, and sweet, and kids will love it.
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By R. Ortiz on January 18, 2014
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Minerva Louise is one of my favorite characters. I read it and re read it to my preschool students and they always love it! This is the book that I read the very first day of school!
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