Second Grade Holdout

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Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.9 X 0.3 X 8.8 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544876811
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About the Author

Audrey Vernick is the author of many funny picture books, including First Grade Dropout as well as picture book nonfiction and novels. She lives in New Jersey. www.audreyvernick.com.

Matthew Cordell has illustrated many picture books, some of which he also wrote, including the recent and popular Wish. He is the illustrator of First Grade Dropout, and lives outside Chicago. www.matthewcordell.com

Reviews

"Funny and relatable, this book book will make kids laugh out loud."--The Washington Post

"A new look at an age-old fact: change is hard but maybe not as hard as what one might imagine." --Kirkus

"Cordell's scraggly cartooning expertly channels the narrator's nervousness (and Tyler's sisters' mischievousness), and although Vernick ends on an encouraging note, she keeps the anxiety-fueled jokes coming until nearly the last page." --Publishers Weekly

"Vernick introduces a problem familiar to a certain personality type ("I wish everything could just stay the way it was") and allows readers to recognize, and maybe even laugh at, themselves."--Horn Book

"
Vernick gives a deft twist of humor to real anxieties about competence, growth, and change, and the sibling dynamic is both authentic and funny... Audiences will be tickled by the narrator's attempted evasion, and they may enjoy coming up with some school whoppers of their own." --Bulletin
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