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The First Grade Friends: Lunch Box Surprise (Hello Reader, Level 1) Paperback – Illustrated, September 1, 1995

4.6 out of 5 stars 144 ratings

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Gr. 1, younger for reading aloud. All the first-graders are opening their lunch boxes with lip-smacking satisfaction when Sam discovers that his mother has forgotten to pack his lunch: "Sam is surprised. Sam is sad. Sam is hungry. Sam is mad!" Never fear, Sam's classmates all share their food with him. Bold, black-outline drawings, simple in composition and bright with colors, focus on the children, their emotions, and, yes, their lunches. The simple sentence structure and thumping rhythm will help young children read right through to the book's satisfying conclusion. A good choice for those just beginning to read. Carolyn Phelan

About the Author

Grace Maccarone is the author of many children’s books, including Mother, May I?; Itchy Itchy Chicken Pox; and Bless Me: A Child’s Goodnight Prayer. She lives in Scarsdale, New York.

Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE and its sequels, GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK; DUCK FOR PRESIDENT; in addition to a number of other picture books and early readers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Lexile Measure : 310L
  • Grade Level : Preschool - 3
  • Item Weight : 1.6 ounces
  • Paperback : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 059026267X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0590262675
  • Product Dimensions : 5.8 x 0.1 x 8.6 inches
  • Publisher : Cartwheel; Illustrated Edition (September 1, 1995)
  • Reading level : 4 - 8 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 144 ratings