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The Biggest Test in the Universe

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Big Test is coming. The older kids claim that the Big Test booklet is as huge as a telephone book! This humorous and assuring picture book for students facing their own Big Tests takes the terror out of test-taking.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 31st 2005 by Holiday House (first published September 30th 2005)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
With the huge emphasis on assessment in schools now, kids must have more than the usual text anxiety. This book should help them cope!
This book needs to be added to every elementary school library. Nancy Poydar doesn't belittle the concerns that students have about taking tests, but she let them know that there is in fact life after The Biggest Test in the Universe.
Dana Jones
Sep 05, 2007 Dana Jones rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Grades 1-3
Shelves: childrensbooks
A must have for an Elementary School Library! Uses humor and hyperbole to alleviate test anxiety. We read this to our 1st grader and laughed A LOT! She has her first test this week and we joked about the blisters she would get on her brain.

This would be a great read aloud right before standardized testing time.

School Library Journal says:
"With the increased emphasis on testing, there is a real need for books like this one that spoof and reassure simultaneously."
Michelle King
I loved this book. I actually ended up buying this book after reading it. The book tells the story of a boy that is haunted by fears of testing. He hears lots of rumors and stories about this test. The boy is overwhelmed with anxiety. This is a great book to read to elementary students to help calm their fears regarding CRCT testing. The helps the students put testing in perspective. The morale of this story is that "This too will pass."
Hilarious and extremely relevant to what children of today are going through with the heavy emphasis on standardized testing. Even elementary students are facing test anxiety, this book allays those fear while actually offering some good test taking strategies.
Stacie Graham
This book was so funny! The illustrations went perfectly with the words and added humor. It would be useful in the classroom when talking about test taking, especially at the end of the year with standardized testing. Good read!
Sam worries about the big test. He is happy to have his teacher and lived through the test.
Good for a child about to take a test.
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