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|Sylvia Jean, scout supreme|
Author: Ernst, Lisa Campbell
Sylvia Jean disguises herself to help a neighbor who does not want her help, but she still might be the only scout in her troop who will not earn a Good Deed Badge.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 134840
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 2.50
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 48555
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
Kirkus Reviews (01/01/10)
School Library Journal (02/01/10)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/01/2009 From the Sylvia Jean series, this picture book reveals that the main character is an avid Pig Scout. When the troop leader challenges her scouts to earn the Good-Deed Badge, Sylvia Jean reacts with overenthusiasm. She attempts to help a neighbor with a twisted ankle, but her visit ends in catastrophe (and a doctor’s order to stay away). Still, coming up with a sneaky strategy, she helps while wearing disguises, an idea that suits her character as developed in Sylvia Jean, Drama Queen (2005). Well-chosen words and expressive pictures work together to tell this comical story seamlessly. A childlike crowd-pleaser. - Copyright 2009 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 02/01/2010 K-Gr 2— When Sylvia Jean's troop leader announces that the next badge given will be for good deeds, the piglet decides to care for her neighbor, who has just twisted her ankle. She barges in on roller skates with tuba blaring. Mrs. VanHooven declares she just needs rest, but Sylvia Jean is determined and, in the process of delivering aid, she trips and lands atop the ailing woman. Although Sylvia Jean's mother and the doctor tell her to stay away, the scout becomes even more determined to carry through with a good deed. She disguises herself in various costumes and takes food, flowers, chocolates, and a book to her neighbor. She's about to write up her experience and claim her badge when she realizes that she did all those deeds after she was told not to. When she's about to acknowledge her mistake to her scout troop, Mrs. VanHooven appears on crutches and tells how the little porker arranged to have so many "fascinating characters" visit her. All ends happily, but next up is the first-aid badge. Now if Sylvia Jean only knew someone with an injury…. The pastel-colored illustrations outlined in black are expressive. While some are full spreads, many are smaller scenes set in frames of various shapes that provide background information for the main events. Sylvia Jean's enthusiasm is reflected on every page. Fans of the intrepid youngster will like this one, as will readers meeting her for the first time.—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI - Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.