Monday, October 15, 2012

MISS MINGO and the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Jamie Harper

Lexile     AD660          Pages     32          Ages     4 - 8
 AR Quiz No. 108712 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 3.6 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

You know that elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about?  Well, in Miss Mingo (the flamingo)'s class he's joined by a hippo, an alligator, a giraffe and many other fascinating creatures!

On the first day of school, to break the ice Miss Mingo has everyone in the class share something special about themselves.  She starts things off by telling how what she eats is what makes her pink and that she always eats . . . . . upside down! 

So begins the tale of 3,000 teeth (alligator,) an 18 inch tongue (giraffe,) and other fun animal facts.  At the end of the day everyone has made friends with one another and Miss Mingo is excited about the wonderful year she will have with her fabulous class.

In Miss Mingo and the First Day of School, Jamie Harper weaves the perfect mixture of fact and fiction into a fabulous and fun story filled with delightful, humorous illustrations that will show children how being unique is a good thing and that diversity makes life interesting.  Miss Mingo can be applied not only to the first day of school, but to any happening that is scary and new and help your child be less stressed about it.  

Happy Reading,
Miss Laurie

Miss Mingo and the First Day of School can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click here http://tinyurl.com/9qeym9k  and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.


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