Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Katie Woo Rules the School by Fran Manushkin

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Katie Woo Rules the School 
by Fran Manushkin 
96 pages
NetGalley
Elementary/Young Readers
Aug. 2012

Book Jacket Summary
For Katie Woo, school is one big adventure. Join the stylish schoolgirl as she learns how to be a great classmate and friend. From the school play to the class pet, Katie knows how to rule the school! 

My Thoughts
Katie Woo is in Miss Winkle's class with her best friend JoJo. Katie finds herself in many typical situations that children experience in their first few years at school. The book is broken down into four stories: Katie and the Class Pet, No More Teasing, The Big Lie, and Star of the Show. The first story focuses on the class getting a new pet guinea pig, Binky, and who will taken him home for the weekend. Katie is thrilled to chosen for the first weekend but on the day she is supposed to bring Binky he escapes from his cage. Katie is devastated and does not want to face the class but finds Binky in her back pack! This is a series of books that will help children learn some lessons but Katie Woo is also a cute kid that will have children giggling. There are also crafts at the end that corresponds with each story. My favorite is how to make a guinea pig out of a sock! 

Book Pairings 
Mimi by John Newman
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng
Princess Posey and the Monster Stew by Stephanie Greene


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