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Amanda Pig, First Grader (Oliver and Amanda) (2007)

by Jean Van Leeuwen

Other authors: Ann Schweninger (Illustrator)

Series: Oliver and Amanda Pig (19)

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Amanda is very excited about starting first grade, and although everything is not exactly as she expected, she soon begins learning to read and finding her way.

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This book is all about how learning can be fun. Amanda is nervous about going to her first day of school but her and her friends soon realize that everybody wants to help them and encourage them to grow. Best for 3-5 year olds. ( )
  MeganMcCullough | Dec 1, 2016 |
The theme of this book is that learning can be fun and that journeys of a thousand miles start with a single step. At first, Amanda Pig and her friends are nervous about starting first grade, but they find that most kids, teachers, and the principal are eager to help them get settled. When Amanda Pig gets discouraged that she cannot yet read, her teacher encourages her to keep trying and keep learning new words one at a time. Finally, Amanda Pig succeeds in reading a whole book all by herself! This book could be used in the classroom during the first few days of a new school year to reassure children that fears about the first day in a new classroom are normal.
  Kaihills | Mar 10, 2013 |
Great book for beginner readers
  Veronica_Baca | Jul 17, 2011 |
Amanda is very excited about starting first grade, and although everything is not exactly as she expected, she soon begins learning to read and finding her way.
  paceacademy | May 5, 2010 |
"manda Pig is looking forward to first grade. She explains her excitement to her friend Lollipop: "We don't have to take naps and we get to play on the big playground and have real desks and jobs and homework. And we'll know how to read!" Unfortunately, Amanda is disappointed when she chooses her first book at school and discovers that she knows only one word...While intended for independent reading, the message of perseverance in the face of new experiences is one that may also be shared aloud."
From NoveList, (Reviewed July 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 7, p86)
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  readingtodogs | Aug 8, 2008 |
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