|Ginny Louise and the school field day|
Author: Sauer, Tammi
Ginny Louise's optimistic attitude helps her to stand up to bullying during the Truman Elementary School Field Day.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 183349
School Library Journal (08/01/16)
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School Library Journal - 08/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—The irrepressible star of Ginny Louise and the School Showdown is back, and this time she's literally having a field day. Just the thought of sack races, ball tosses, and long-jump competition sends the exuberant little hedgehog over the moon with excitement. The prizes also catch the attention of the school's troublemakers—Cap'n Catastrophe, Destructo Dude, and Make-My-Day May—who are determined to win them by hook or by crook. At each event, their dastardly schemes go awry and Ginny Louise prevails, fueled by her sheer enthusiasm. When the scalawags try to make off with her prizes during the refreshment hour, Ginny Louise calls for an impromptu parade with the whole school, and the scamps are guilted into apologizing for their bad behavior. This is a sweet and amusing story to share with preschoolers and kindergartners obsessed with winning and losing. Munsinger's adorable animal characters and the silly scenarios help drive home the point that kindness counts and having fun with one's friends is more important than besting them. VERDICT A winning choice for storytime and classroom sharing, especially in preparation for a field day or any other competition.—Luann Toth, School Library Journal - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.