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 Miracle melts down (Kindergators)
 Author: Wells, Rosemary

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2012)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 x 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 933504 ISBN: 9780061921155
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Alligators -- Fiction
 Kindergarten -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $19.36

Summary:
Miracle isn't being a good classmate! Can the Kindergators learn how to help Miracle control her meltdowns?

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 153249

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 Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (06/01/12)
   Booklist (07/01/12)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2012 PreS-Gr 2—This installment in the series features Miracle and her antics at kindergarten. The little gator is sneaky, a bit dishonest, and dissolves into tears at the drop of a hat. Through all of the drama, her friends and teacher help her to understand her behavior and be a better classmate. The story gently focuses on honesty, turn-taking, and teamwork, and is sure to be a hit with teachers and librarians. A guide to creating harmony in the classroom reinforces the lessons of the story. Comical illustrations are cleverly detailed with textured fabric and add levity to a familiar classroom scenario.—Alison Donnelly, Collinsville Memorial Public Library, IL - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 07/01/2012 As in the first Kindergators book, Hands Off, Harry! (2011), Wells explores social issues at play in kindergarten. This story deals with temper tantrums and is told in flashback as Harry regales his parents with what happened at school. Miracle had three meltdowns, from not sharing her snacks (and getting caught), making a mess at the lunch table, and not getting to be the leader. Miss Harmony and Miracle’s fellow alligator classmates found lots of ways to help her smile again—a feel-better song, a proffered treat, explanations, and a distraction (line dancing). Wells’ textured, mixed-media collage illustrations capture gator body language and childhood emotions in an accessible fashion. From the bumpy green alligator skin on the cover to Wells’ tips for creating classroom harmony at the end, this will be a hit at story time. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.

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