When Jessica tries to read aloud in class, she stumbles over the words and everyone laughs. Now the upcoming Reading Theater day has her more worried than ever. What if she makes a mistake in front of all the parents?
With the help of her family, and some practice with her dog, Wiggles, Jessica faces her reading worriesñand finds that reading aloud can be as easy as A-B-C!
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Series:||Jessica Worries Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Lexile:||AD500L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Margery Cuyler has written stories ever since she learned how to write. A children's book editor and author for more than twenty years, she now devotes most of her time to writing. Her many children's books include 100th Day Worries, illustrated by Arthur Howard, and The Biggest, Best Snowman, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Margery lives with her family in Princeton, New Jersey, in a house that's said to be haunted by a ghost!
Arthur Howard is the illustrator of Goatilocks and the Three Bears by Erica S. Perl, Noodle & Lou by Liz Garton Scanlon, the Mr. Putter and Tabby series and Gooseberry Park books by Cynthia Rylant, and his own picture books. He has also coauthored and illustrated many books of humor for adults and appeared for seven seasons in the PBS math-oriented production Square One Television. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jessica stumbles when she reads out loud, and this makes her very unhappy at school. With patience on the part of her teacher and parents, and the loving attention of her dog, she learns to read aloud by practicing with Wiggles.
This book is about a little girl Jessica that struggles with reading and her class is going to have a reading theater day. Throughout the story she worries about messing up in front of everyone. Jessica decides to practice and practice, which leads to her success on the day of reading theater.
Jessica worries about everything including reading aloud to the class. In first grade she still gets mixed up while reading aloud in her small group. But when Mr. Martin says she has to dress up as a book topic and read aloud to students and parents she becomes terrified. She finds that reading to her dog calms her down so when she reads aloud to the audience she pictures her dog and does a wonderful job. A great book for struggling readers to identify that everyone struggles with something. Also great for a first grade classroom. A good book!