From School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This new series introduces beginning readers to the "True stories of animals that saved people's lives." In Ringo, a young woman visits her mother at a nursing home and befriends a cat that is expecting kittens. When the cat gives birth, she adopts an orange kitten and names him Ringo because he likes to drum. This feline becomes a hero when he alerts his owner and her husband to the dangerous broken gas pipe in their backyard. Beginning readers will be familiar with many of the words in the repetitive text. The colorful watercolor illustrations provide visual clues, and viewers will enjoy following Ringo as he frolics across the pages. A solid choice for libraries in need of nonfiction beginning readers.
Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA
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About the Author
Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle
. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average
, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money
, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.
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