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The Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens

The Little Red Pen

by Janet Stevens, Susan Stevens Crummel

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This story starts with a red pen trying to grade all of the student's work, but getting overwhelmed with how much work he has to do. He asks his friends pencil, stapler, scissor, and eraser to help him, but they refuse to help because they are worried about getting worn out and thrown in the trash. Then, red pen falls off the table and into the trash can. All of the other classroom objects then have to work together to get red pen out of the trash. Once he's out they all realize that the papers won't get finished just with red pen working on them, so they all work together and get the job done. ( )
  ShannonKearns23 | Feb 15, 2017 |
My favorite thing about this book are the illustrations! The way that the text is intertwined within the story is so cool. The text itself is fun to read with playful language. I think this would be a perfect read aloud book because the drawings are fun and involved with the playful text.
  chelseagarland | Dec 2, 2016 |
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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
I had mixed feelings about this story. First, I really enjoyed the font manipulations. It allowed me to easily understand who was talking and their personality. I also enjoyed the spontaneous rhyme included in the story. For example, the author writes, "The was might tumble, the floors might crumble..."
Also, the author includes some interesting onomatopoeia like "r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-o-l-l-l-l-l-ll-l-l-l-l onto the floor....." It was nice to read such a story that contained so much expression.

However, I did not care for the actual plot of the story. I was confused why the office supplies needed to grade the papers. Where was the human? And also, what was with the hamster? It all seemed very random and disjointed.

Ultimately, I did enjoy the art style. The illustrator used water colors with cartoonist style characters. ( )
  ElanaRubinstein | Mar 7, 2016 |
cute twist on the little red hen ( )
  mew034 | Nov 1, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 015206432X, Hardcover)

Poor Little Red Pen! She can't possibly correct a mountain of homework all by herself. Who will help her? "Not I!" says Stapler. "Not I!" says Eraser. "¡Yo no!" says Pushpin, AKA Señorita Chincheta. But when the Little Red Pen tumbles in exhaustion into the Pit of No Return (the trash!), her fellow school supplies must get themselves out of the desk drawer and work together to rescue her. Trouble is, their plan depends on Tank, the rotund class hamster, who's not inclined to cooperate. Will the Little Red Pen be lost forever?

There's no lack of trial and error, hilarious chaos, and creative problem-solving in this mission! Kids—and adults—will never see their school supplies in quite the same way again.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:40 -0400)

When a little red pen accidentally falls into the waste basket while trying to correct papers all by herself, the other classroom supplies must cooperate to rescue her.

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