The popular hero of Harry the Dirty Dog does his best to be rid of Grandmother’s birthday present—a silly green sweater with yellow roses. ‘Will bring laughter and sympathy. Recommended for all picture book collections.’ —SLJ.
The beloved character Harry the Dirty Dog returns in this brand-new picture book! A fun story to share with all dog fans, as well as guinea pig families and classrooms. Harry, the mischievous little white dog with black spots, isn't happy when the children are paying more attention to the neighbor's guinea pig than him. But when Harry accidentally causes the guinea pig to get loose at school, he has to use his detective skills to save the day. Can Harry find the guinea pig before he's sent to the doghouse? Created in the style of Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham, this is an irresistible story featuring a classic picture book character--perfect for young dog lovers and fans of Harry the Dirty Dog! Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham's Harry the Dirty Dog has been recognized by the National Education Association as an all-time top-100 children's book. It has also been welcomed by a new generation at home, as Betty White's 2020 reading of the story on StorylineOnline has been viewed more than 8 million times.
Presents a guide to children's literature and activities revolving around such themes as farm animals, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and poetry, along with teaching strategies that encourage children to read.
Harry, a friendly little dog on a visit to the seashore, is mistaken for a sea serpent when a big wave covers him with seaweed. ‘Very few children can resist [the stories about] Harry. The ridiculous but somehow plausible situations capture even the most reluctant reader.’ —SLJ. Chidlren's Books of 1965 (Library of Congress)
When Billy left his pet spider, Helen, at the Zoo, the animals suddenly became happy and contented. The lions snoozed all day long, the elephants enjoyed their baths, and the zebras ate their hay in peace -- all because Helen was spinning webs and catching flies. But one day Helen's webs were swept away. The Keeper had the cages cleaned for the Mayor's inspection tour. Soon the flies were back again and the animals were miserable once more. But not for long... Children will be fascinated and amused by the way Helen solved the problem and won a permanent place of honor for herself in the Zoo. Margaret Bloy Graham's pictures match the wit and charm of her delightful story.
Adorable Reproducible Patterns With Engaging Writing Prompts Invite kids to create meaningful responses to literature with these engaging, hands-on art and writing projects. First, children enjoy a well-loved story together, then create their own response page that includes a colorful art activity and ready-to-personalize sentence frame. Later, pages can be bound into a class collaborative book! You'll find discussion questions to use before and fater reading, step-by-step instructions for each project, reproducible patterns, cross-curricular links, related reading, and more.
In 1972, Dr Margaret Pollak published her book Today's Three-Year Oids in London. This was a sensitive study of family life and the social environment of a large number of London children, together with an account of their developmental assessment by various test methods. She showed that variations of developmental performances were more closely related to the quality of family life than to social and economic factors. Dr Pollak has now re-investigated the same children at nine years of age and this book is a record of her findings. The differences in development which were noted at three years of age remain in the older children. Those children who, at three years of age, were underachievers, particularly in verbal and adaptive abilities, are the children who, at nine years, can still be identified by lower achieve ment at school. These results must be of important relevance to educationalists, and all concerned with the psychologists as well as to paediatricians welfare of children. We must all be disturbed by the failure of any children in our urban city centres to benefit from education and our anxieties must be heightened if, amongst the underachievers, there are particular groups who can be identified by their ethnic identities. In Britain, education in school occupies a relatively small part of a child's life. Dr Pollak has identified some of the factors in a child's wider experience and, especially, in the total home environment which are associated with the persistence of inferior performance.