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The King of Show-and-Tell (Ready, Freddy! series)

By Abby Klein, Illustrated by John McKinley

Blue Sky Press, 2004
Pages : 96
Suggested Ages: 5-7
ISBN: 9780756959128

It's Freddy Thresher's turn for show-and-tell on Monday, and he'd sure like to find something as cool as the alligator head classmate Robbie brought for show-and-tell today. When he rescues a baby bird that has fallen from its nest, he names it Winger. If he can keep Winger hidden from his mom all weekend and sneak it to school on Monday without his teacher seeing it, he knows he'll be the King of Show-and-Tell for sure!

At the back of the book, series author Abby Klein provides Freddy's Fun Pages, with activities and directions for making a winter bird feeder out of a pinecone. There are now more than a dozen easy chapter books in the humorous and very-easy-to-read Ready Freddy series, written by a perceptive first grade teacher.

Reviewed by : JF.

Themes : ANIMALS. HUMOR. SCHOOLS & SCHOOL STORIES.

If you love this book, then try:

Blume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Dutton, 1972. ISBN-13: 978-0142408810


Cameron, Ann. The Stories Huey Tells. Knopf, 1995. (And others in the Huey series.) ISBN-13: 978-0679885597


Cleary, Beverly. Ramona the Pest. Morrow, 1968. (And others in the Ramona series.) ISBN-13: 978-0380709540


Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon. Putnam, 1994. (And others in the Amber Brown series.) ISBN-13: 978-0142406199


Greene, Stephanie. Show and Tell. Clarion, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-0395888988


Klein, Abby. Tooth Trouble. Scholastic/Blue Sky, 2004. (And others in the Ready, Freddy! series.) ISBN-13: 978-0439555968


Lasky, Kathryn. Show and Tell Bunnies. Candlewick, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-0763610500


Lowry, Lois. Zooman Sam. Houghton Mifflin, 1999. (And others in the Sam series.) ISBN-13: 978-0395973936


McDonald, Megan. Stink!: The Incredible Shrinking Kid. Candlewick, 2005. (And others in the Judy Moody series and the Stink series.) ISBN-13: 978-0744593716


Park, Barbara. Junie B., First Grader (at Last). Random House, 2001. (And others in the Junie B. Jones series.) ISBN-13: 978-0375815164


Simms, Laura. Rotten Teeth. Houghton Mifflin, 1998.�� ISBN-13: 978-0618250783

Critics have said

"Fun Pages" follow the story and provide information and activities appropriate to young readers. Bring Freddy to primary grade students and he will promote interest in reading.
Jacki Vawter, Ph.D., Children