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Messy Bessey

3.13  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Rookie Readers "RM" have provided entertaining, high-quality introductions to reading for more than a generation. Each title features full-color, often hilarious illustrations and engaging stories that always involve a young child figuring out concepts or solving problems on his or her own. Every new title contains a Word List and a color-coded reading-level key on the bac ...more
Hardcover, 31 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Turtleback Books (first published October 1st 1987)
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Katie Fitzgerald
One of the most popular easy readers at my library is a Rookie Reader by Patricia and Frederick McKissack called Messy Bessey. It is a rhyming story about the mess in a young girl’s bedroom, which she cleans up in order to make her room reflect her clean and beautiful self.

I think the subject matter in this book is appealing to both kids and adults, which might be one of the reasons this book is so frequently checked out from my branch library. Kids like to see just how messy one little girl can
Endya Melvin
Bessey can’t seem to keep her room clean. This book shows how children can have their own problems that they can fix. This book has several rhyming words which would be great for teaching students. I would also use this book as a text to self-connection with students as well.
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Good early early reader
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The second book Corwin read on her own!
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Messy Bessey
McKissack, Patricia C.
a sound and rhyme reader for early readers
Level 3, but only due to word choice.
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Patricia C. McKissack is the Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of The Dark-Thirty and Porch Lies an ALA Notable Book. She has collaborated with Jerry Pinkney on Goin' Someplace Special (Coretta Scott King Award winner) and Mirandy and Brother Wind (Coretta Scott King Award winner and Caldecott Honor Book).
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