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Amanda Pig on Her Own (Puffin Easy-to-Read, Level 3) Paperback – October 1, 1994
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If you plan to buy this book, keep in mind that this is a chapter book which might be difficult for stage1 of reading.As the time goes on, your early reader will identify this book in library as well at school.
The stories are interesting with colorful and cute illustrations by Ann Schweninger. Here, Amanda Pig is left to entertain herself when big brother Oliver goes off to kindergarten. Both piglets learn to deal on their own, and Oliver learns how to make new friends in kindergarten. I'd recommend this series to children who are beginning to develop some measure of independence in their reading and have completed the level one readers. It also makes an excellent read aloud for younger children.
Chapter 1: Without Oliver -- Amanda says goodbye to Oliver Pig, who has just begun school. She is lonely at first, and everything she tries to do makes her miss her brother. With a little suggestion from Mother Pig, she eventually finds something to occupy her time while her brother is away. Note that there is no T.V., Nintendo DS, or computer involved in this chapter. Just an imagination and a supportive mother. : )
Chapter 2: Sick in Bed -- Amanda is sick and repeatedly asks her mother to bring her things. A very cute and all too true-to-life account of a toddler who is told to stay in bed until she feels better. Personally, I appreciate the fact that Mother Pig is so loving to her "Sweet Potato." Another subtle message I picked up in this chapter is the way a little girl will emulate her mother's actions and words while "interacting" with her stuffed animals or dolls.
Chapter 3: The Big Mess -- Amanda Pig does not want to clean up her room, so Father Pig decides to let her have it messy. Naturally, the mess gets bigger and creates a whole host of problems as a result. Amanda cannot find her clothes, toys, game pieces, etc. A toy gets broken in the chaos. Amanda finally decides, on her own, that she should clean up the mess.
Chapter 4: The Bad, Sad, Mad Day -- It's a rainy day, Amanda must eat eggs for breakfast and she cannot play outside. Everything seems to be going wrong. Mother loses her temper and yells back at Amanda, but suddenly realizes her error and rectifies the situation by sitting down for lots of mother-daughter hugs. A very sweet account of how to turn the tide and transform a bad day into a good one.Read more ›