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Messy Bessey (Messy Bessey)

3.17  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Bessey finally cleans up her messy room.

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
Paperback, 31 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Children's Press(CT) (first published October 1st 1987)
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Katie Fitzgerald
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
Nov 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Good early early reader
Jul 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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a sound and rhyme reader for early readers
Sep 07, 2012 rated it liked it
a short story about taking care of things
Sierra Hunter
a classic reader from my childhood. reading it too my son
Jul 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Another classic reader. This is an easy level 2.
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The second book Corwin read on her own!
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Level 3, but only due to word choice.
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Patricia C. McKissack was the Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of The Dark-Thirty and Porch Lies an ALA Notable Book. She 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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