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Mostly Monty by Johanna Hurwitz

Mostly Monty

by Johanna Hurwitz

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"Six-year-old Monty, who suffers from asthma, cannot have a pet, isn't allowed to participate in any game that requires too much physical activity, and sometimes has to be rushed to the hospital. As he begins first grade, he is apprehensive about being away from home all day, and about making friends...The pages are peppered with illustrations depicting Monty interacting with many people. This book should be a winner with children who want to be appreciated for their own unique qualities"
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  readingtodogs | Aug 14, 2008 |
Monty is a lovable character and an excellent example of a child that feels “different”. He is very intelligent for his age, reading at a fourth grade level and the book follows this premise with large vocabulary words like “limitations” and “misinformation”. This book is recommended for first grade students reading on a higher level or as a read-aloud to a child in first or second grade. ( )
  julesm | Apr 1, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076362831X, Hardcover)

A shy boy with asthma starts first grade -- and comes into his own -- in this appealing story for early chapter book readers.

Six-year-old Monty doesn’t have a brother, a sister, or a pet. What he does have is asthma, which sometimes makes it hard to breathe and often makes him feel like he’d rather be somebody else. And now that he’s starting first grade, he’s very nervous about being with all those kids he won’t know. Luckily, he loves to read -- even really hard books -- and has a talent for finding things, from a cocooning caterpillar to classmates who want to be in his very own club. With familiar situations and gentle humor, Johanna Hurwitz follows an endearing character as he discovers that being himself can be pretty great after all.

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Because he suffers from asthma, six-year-old Monty is nervous about starting first grade but he soon learns to cope with his illness and use his special talents to make friends.

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Candlewick Press

2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 076362831X, 076364062X

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