Amber Brown is excited about starting second grade, but she is also a little nervous. There is a new teacher this year. Her old teacher used to smile at Amber in the hall. What if the new one doesn't like Amber? As she sets off with her new bear backpack and her best friend, Justin, Amber decides she's ready for whatever happens. And second grade better be ready for Amber Brown!
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Paula Danziger was born in Washington DC, because, her parents said, 'In that way no state could disown her'. A short while later the family moved to New Jersey where they remained, except for a brief time spent on a farm in Pennsylvania. Previously a teacher, Paula's first book, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, was published in 1974. Since then she has written more than twenty books, including the bestselling Amber Brown series with Tony Ross. Paula lives in New York City, but spends a lot of time in London, when she isn't travelling the world. She likes reading, being with friends, shopping, playing pinball and putting stickers on everything.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3-The characters in these prequels for beginning readers lose nothing from their original portrayals in the longer books for older children. In Get Ready, Danziger effortlessly guides young Amber through an encounter with the unknown as a second grader. The child confesses her fears-will her new teacher give "seven hours of homework?-What if she's an alien from some foreign planet?" A ray of light shines on her as she begins class-Ms. Light. The woman calms worries with ease, and the "Bright Lights" include all of her students, in particular a newly confident Amber. Childlike conversations and humor capture the highlights of the school day. In the second title, a trip to a county fair includes the Browns and the family of Amber's friend Justin Daniels, but all is not well between her mother and father. The author's gift for characterization places Amber's emotions before readers; an escape from the tensions between her parents creates a potentially dangerous moment when she loses her way at the fair. The book's puns and kid-oriented humor target a serious topic with childlike truthfulness and simplified text. In both books, Ross's watercolor-and-pen illustrations emphasize the action and emotions.
Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX
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Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340841532