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 Pen pals
 Author: Pichard, Alexandra

 Publisher:  Aladdin (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [37] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 716459 ISBN: 9781481472470
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Pen pals -- Fiction
 Octopuses -- Fiction
 Ants -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Bill, an octopus, and Oscar, an ant are paired up for a school project and write letters back and forth to learn about each other's lives.

Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 70279

   Kirkus Reviews (10/15/16)
   Booklist (11/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/01/2016 Oscar, an ant, and Bill, a blue octopus, are assigned to be pen pals for a school project, and they get along swimmingly. Their letters—the only text in the book—reveal plenty about each character, especially their matching generous spirits. Their contrasting shapes and sizes are a big part of the appeal of this epistolary picture book, and the charming illustrations, cartoonishly rendered in simple lines and shapes, humorously capture those moments. Oscar sends Bill a picture of his dog, so Bill send Oscar a seashell. “Thank you for the hat!” writes Oscar, who wears the shell as a jaunty cap. Oscar sends Bill some mittens, and he replies, “Too bad there were only six!” A tube of sunscreen Bill finds on the beach towers over tiny Oscar, while Bill keeps everything Oscar sends him in a tidy, minuscule pile. When tragedy strikes—Oscar’s planned class trip to the beach to meet their pen pals gets canceled—Bill comes up with a clever solution. A cleverly told, sweet story of an unlikely friendship, perfect for sharing with a pal. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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