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 Big Brown Bear (Green Light readers. Level 1)
 Author: McPhail, David

 Publisher:  Harcourt (1999)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [24] p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 630915 ISBN: 9780152048174
 Ages: 4-6 Grades: K-1

 Bears -- Fiction
 House painting -- Fiction

Price: $12.87

A big brown bear turns blue with paint when a little bear accidentally knocks over his ladder with her baseball bat.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: .40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 31584
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 29718

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 K → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → K.RF Fluency

   School Library Journal (04/99)
   Booklist (05/15/99)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/1999 PreS-Gr 2-Two selections that are short, sweet, and delightful. The simple texts with repetitive phrases and picture clues are perfect for the youngest readers. Lascaro's colored-pencil and paper-collage illustrations in Down on the Farm are bright, bold, and thoughtfully placed on each double-page spread. An animal is shown on the left side of the page while a young girl imitates its action on the right side ( I see my duck swim. I can swim like my duck ). With a slightly longer rhyming text and the artist's familiar pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, McPhail's humorous book is also right on target. Big Bear is brown but soon changes color as Little Bear accidentally knocks into his ladder while he is painting a tree house blue. After cleaning up, Big Bear returns with green paint and readers are left with a giggle as the next impending disaster is suggested. In both books, the illustrations fill the pages while the text is plain and clearly set in an appropriately large font on a white background. You can't go wrong with adding several copies of these terrific books to your beginning-to-read collection.-Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID - Copyright 1999 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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