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Pearl and Wagner : two good friends

by McMullan, Kate.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Easy Readers ER McMULLAN Kate
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Easy Readers
Call Number  ER McMULLAN Kate
CLP - East Liberty Children's Readers j Fic McMullan
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Readers
Call Number  j Fic McMullan
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Readers A 2 MCM
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Readers
Call Number  A 2 MCM
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Readers A 2 MCM
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak
Collection  Readers
Call Number  A 2 MCM
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Easy Reader EASY F MCMULLA 2003
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Juvenile - Easy Reader
Call Number  EASY F MCMULLA 2003
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Easy Readers j Er MCMULLAN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Easy Readers
Call Number  j Er MCMULLAN
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Reader j READER MCM
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Reader
Call Number  j READER MCM
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Reader j READER MCM
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Reader
Call Number  j READER MCM
Meet Pearl, a hardworking rabbit, and Wagner, a daydreaming mouse. At school they build a robot together, impress a judge at the science fair, and tell each other the truth at all times. But friendship isn't always easy. Sometimes a robot doesn't turn out quite the way it's supposed to, and sometimes a pair of new green boots can cause a fight. Through it all, Pearl and Wagner show that they know how to make up and stay good friends no matter what. Kate McMullan's warm, funny text and R. W. Alley's delightful illustrations perfectly capture the ups and downs of childhood friendship. Readers will be eager to know what's next for these charming new characters.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 2. Three episodes about friendship make up this Easy-to-Read title starring young Pearl the rabbit and Wagner the mouse. In the first two scenarios, the friends prepare for the science fair: Pearl gets down to work, constructing a cardboard, trash-eating robot. Wagner helps, while dreaming about his own project. Wagner is still empty-handed when the students present their work--until Pearl announces the robot was made by both of them. After Wagner inadvertently fumbles the project, Pearl sees he was only trying to help and is warm and forgiving. In the final story, the friends fight when Wagner tells Pearl that he dislikes her new boots, then Wagner finds a creative way to make up. Alley's expressive art captures the emotions and high jinks with winsome detail, and McMullan's basic text, enhanced with exclamations and dialogue, tackles tough friendship issues with accuracy and sunny outcomes. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "From the first page of this launch title of a beginning readers series, the audience will feel like they're enrolled in Ms. Star's class, deciding what to make for the science fair along with adorable Pearl (a rabbit) and her friend Wagner (a mouse). Alley's (Mrs. Brown on Exhibit) illustrations enhance this effect with their knee-level or just-at-the-next-desk perspectives. McMullan (I Stink!) moves the story forward with simple, authentic dialogue. "I'm going to make a robot," says Pearl while Wagner dreams, "I am going to win a prize." Streamlined vocabulary and sentence structure accommodate the needs of newly independent readers without constricting the story. The last chapter segues to a believable tiff (Wagner hurts Pearl's feelings when he tells her that her new green boots "look like big fat pickles and... make way too much noise"). Alley's detailed watercolors divide the text in a variety of attractive layouts and add extra charm and emotion to the proceedings. Budding readers will want to follow this duo's further adventures. Ages 5-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Dial easy-to-read.
Subjects Mice -- Fiction.
Science projects -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Dial Books for Young Readers,2003
Contributors Alley, R. W., 1955-
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0803725736
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