It's almost the end of the school year and Pearl and Wagner are sad to leave their kindergarten teacher, especially when they see the first grade teacher and she looks very mean! The kids learn an important lesson about judging others. This beginning reader is perfect for transitional readers with more dialogue, different points of view, multisyllable and compound words, and more complex storylines and characters.
Pearl dreads leaving her favorite teacher in the latest addition to the Geisel Honor-winning series
Pearl and Wagner have only five days left in the school year with their awesome teacher, Ms. Star. And when Pearl catches a glimpse of next year's teacher, Ms. Bean, she looks mean. Pearl imagines they're in for a year of taking spelling tests with super-hard words, doing one hundred jumping jacks every morning, and counting backward--by sevens! Pearl announces she's going to stay in Ms. Star's class forever. But is Ms. Bean as bad as she seems?
Perfect for beginning readers, the fifth book in the charming Pearl and Wagner series shows that first impressions aren't always right.
Kate McMullan is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five books for children. She lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
R. W. Alley has illustrated more than sixty children's books. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island.
"The pen-and-ink, watercolor, and colored-pencil illustrations feature emotions that are easy to interpret, and they will draw readers in. Children who worry about what the next school year might hold for them will find this book reassuring."
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