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 Edgar's second word
 Author: Vernick, Audrey

 Publisher:  Clarion (2014)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill. , 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 908554 ISBN: 9780547684628
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Conversation -- Fiction
 Infants -- Fiction
 Brothers -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

After waiting for her baby brother to arrive, and then waiting for him to learn to talk, Hazel is disappointed in his first word.

 Illustrator: Burris, Priscilla
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 166356

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/14)
   School Library Journal (05/01/14)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2014 PreS-Gr 2—As Hazel looks forward to the birth of a baby brother, she gathers books to share with him and practices reading aloud to her stuffed bunny. Once Edgar arrives, she is frustrated because he cannot respond to her reading with his own words: "Mostly he pointed. And grunted." Then Hazel and her mother rejoice when Edgar speaks his first word, "No." At the end of a long day of no's, they wearily prepare for bed and are thrilled to hear Edgar's second word. The ending delivers a pleasant surprise but will not sustain repeated readings. The distinctive digital illustrations depict a loving, cheerful family. The slight, sweet story touches on but doesn't emphasize a baby's natural acquisition of language through grunts, coos, finger points, smiles, and babble and how those who surround the toddler support that language acquisition. Anna McQuinn's Lola Reads to Leo (Charlesbridge, 2012) is a better choice.—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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