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Recess Mess (First-Grade Friends)

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Sam needs to go to the boys room. But he can't read or spell. How will he choose which door to enter? Full color.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 1996)
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Sep 23, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
This is a great book for bolstering the confidence of a beginning reader. It has simple, short sentences and lots of colorful pictures. It shows children of various abilities and friends playing together. Sam, who always seems to have problems in these books, needs to go potty but doesn't know which door to pick. He figures it out and starts to learn to read in the process.
Apr 12, 2016 Leyla rated it liked it
I liked the rhyming in this book and I also liked reading about the same characters of the previous one, but I know it can be hard to have a story with depth when the audience is so young. I think my 7-year-old is past this series.
Oct 11, 2016 Rachel rated it liked it
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good rhyming words and helpful pictures for those struggling to figure out the actual words still. The young lady who read it to me thought it was quite funny!
Nov 03, 2008 Christi rated it liked it
haha. I tried to get PB to read it alone and she wouldn't. I read it to her and she loved it. I knew she would.
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Grace Maccarone is a children’s book editor and the author of many books for young readers, including Miss Lina’s Ballerinas, illustrated by Christine Davenier, and the First Grade Friends series, illustrated by Betsy Lewin. She lives in Westchester, New York.
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