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Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade: Book 1 (Princess Posey, First Grader) Paperback – March 3, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Series: Princess Posey, First Grader (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (March 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142418277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142418277
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 1—Posey is about to start first grade, and she can't help but feel a little intimidated. Her mom won't be walking her to her classroom, neighborhood boys have terrified her with stories of a first-grade monster, and—worst of all—she won't be allowed to wear her pink tutu to school. Posey doesn't think she can be brave without it and is more nervous than ever. How will she survive her first day? This is a sweet book, and children will relate to the child's fears about her new experience and leaving her security tutu behind. There's also a confidence-building ending in which the new first graders are encouraged to be true to themselves. The illustrations are spare and in black and white, but they do complement the story. Children will find this offering a good start for trying chapter books as it is has such an easy reading level. This first title in the series is likely to find an appreciative audience.—Elizabeth Swistock, Jefferson Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Author of the Sophie Hartley series of middle-grade chapter books, Greene now offers a series for early chapter-book readers. Nervous about starting first grade in the fall, Posey spends the summer wearing the pink tutu that makes her feel special and worrying that this year she must walk into school and down the first-grade hall alone. It doesn’t help that her neighbors, Nick and Tyler, love to tease her about the monster and snakes in that hallway. Midway through the book, Posey jabs Nick’s arm with a stick to find out whether the monster really turned his blood to ink. The chapter ends there, leaving readers to wonder whether she drew blood, got into trouble, and/or apologized. The next chapter opens with her sympathetic grandfather drawing out her concerns as he drives her to the store for ice cream. Apart from those lingering questions, the story and illustrations offer a satisfying portrayal of Posey and her world. The black-and-white illustrations are appealing, and the sparkly pink tutu on the book jacket will draw just the right audience. Grades K-2. --Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I highly recommend this series for your little princess or any new reader!
SmartMomma
She LOVES them and has literally devoured these books - reading 1or 2 each week.
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This series makes a great introduction to chapter books for kids in 1st grade.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Grange on July 19, 2011
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This series makes a great introduction to chapter books for kids in 1st grade. As a librarian, I am always looking for books that make the transition from early readers to chapter books a fun experience, and these books fit the bill. The illustrations do a fine job of breaking up the text, so it is not so intimidating to read. And the smooth writing makes for a great read-a-loud. I plan to use these with my upcoming first graders.

While these books seem to be girly books, Posey does like to pretend she is a princess after all, but there is much that boys can relate to as well, such as being teased and facing fears. The questions for discussion at the back of the first book provide a nice way to get kids talking and the craft at the end of the second book is perfect for girls reading on their own to attempt (a magic wand). Highly recommended for students who are ready for chapter books and a character they can relate to. (I doubt however, that many boys will pick these up on their own, the titles and covers are definitely aimed at girls.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Heather M. on October 6, 2011
Format: Paperback
My kindergartner loves Princess Posey and so do I. She feels like an accomplished (early) reader, proud to be reading a chapter book, and I love that Posey is such an honestly portrayed, spunky little girl.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SmartMomma on November 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
Just finished the first 3 books out so far inthis series. My 6 1/2 yr old is in first grade and reads 1-2 chapters of these books every night. Love this new series! Easy flowing, great for a new reader with easy and some challenging words without being too difficult. Easy to comprehend as well.
I see the newest one in the series won't be out until Aug 2012! It will be hard to wait that long :( and I hope in a year my 2nd grader will still be interested in these books.

Much better for new readers than Junie B Jones, as all the english and spellings are correct.
I highly recommend this series for your little princess or any new reader!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sandy on November 15, 2010
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Posey is very afraid of starting first grade. Her friends (boys) tease her about the monsters that eat up little girls who come without their mothers, and about the long dark hall she has to go through. Although Posey knows they are teasing, it doesn't help her any. She eyes her baby brother darkly because HE gets to stay home with her mom, the mom who is going to dump her off at school and leave her alone!

Then she meets her new teacher in the store. Miss Lee tells Posey how she loves her own beat-up shoes, and too bad she can't wear them to school. "Well, why not?" asks Posey, who also wishes she could wear her princess tutu to school, as it gives her a sense of confidence. This gives Miss Lee an idea. On the first day of school the first grade is allowed to wear their favorite, most comfortable clothes or costumes! And this breaks Posey in to the scary first day of school.

I read this book in a matter of minutes. It's a good book for beginning readers (say 1st-2nd grade). The pictures are cute, and the print is large and simple. I think young girls will enjoy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sweet on Books on February 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover
* She is a wonderfully honest portrayal of a spunky little girl.
* Some will dismiss this as princess fare, but don't be fooled. Posey is a nice, strong role model for little girls.
* The illustrations are charming and spread throughout the book, thus making this early chapter book very
accessible for emerging, independent readers.
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With only a few weeks left of summer, Posey is starting to feel stressed about "Kiss and Go Lane", the spot where her mother will be dropping her for first grade, and NOT walking her to the classroom. It doesn't help that her neighbors, Nick and Tyler, try and scare her about the big, blue hallway she will have to navigate alone. To add insult to injury, Posey won't be able to wear her beloved, albeit ratty, pink tutu that she wears every single day. Her tutu gives her magical strength and Posey knows for certain it would give her the courage to face first grade.

On a trip to town with Grandpa, Posey spies her new teacher, Miss Lee. Miss Lee notices Posey's tutu and comments on it, likening it to her own ratty pink sneakers that she loves to wear. When Posey suggests they wear them to school anyway, Miss Lee looks thoughtful. The next day an invitation arrives in the mail. Miss Lee has invited the class to wear their most comfortable clothing or costumes on the first day. They are going to have a First Grade Parade! Posey is honored and feeling much braver about attending school. Not only do they get to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable, Miss Lee is going to meet them outside! No big blue hallway to fear anymore.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LGRAY on August 16, 2014
Format: Paperback
My 7 year old adores these books. They're perfect for summer reading, and she is devouring all of them quickly! Wonderful series. Posey is sweet and childlike, genuine, imperfect, and meaningful to young girls. She's not sassy or rude, unlike the heroine of another popular series. She's an age-appropriate character who is appealing to young girls and parents alike. Posey is a breath of fresh air!
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