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Me First!: Prefixes Lead the Way



by
Robin Pulver
illustrated by
Lynn Rowe Reed

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Holiday House
ISBN
9780823436446
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JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

In this zany language-arts book, a classroom lesson on leadership gets a boost from little groups of letters called prefixes. Full-color mixed-media illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Dewey

425

AR

3.6: points 0.5

Lexile

AD530L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2016

Book Genres


Topics

English language. Suffixes and prefixes. Schools. Teachers. Leadership. Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly

Horn Book

Pulver and Reed (Punctuation Takes a Vacation, rev. 5/03; The Case of the Incapacitated Capitals, rev. 11/12; and others) add another title to their winning collection of grammar and language-arts books for elementary students. The prefixes (depicted in the collage illustrations in clay, paint, and colorful pipe cleaners) are excited because teacher Mr. Wright had “promised to REview PREfixes today.” When he arrives at school dressed as President Lincoln, though, the prefixes worry that they have been forgotten by their teacher. Sure, Lincoln was a great leader, but as the prefix labeled “dis” says, “No DISrespect, but we’re great leaders too!” When words with prefixes are used throughout the text, the prefix is written in capital letters, allowing readers to appreciate the role that prefixes play. (If there’s any confusion, readers can turn to the endpapers for a refresher course.) Some of the more obscure rules of grammar are made clear so that even an adult might learn a little something: “But UNlike suffixes, we never change the spellings of our root words.” Though the story line about Lincoln being modest and prefixes being too braggy is distracting, the silly speech-bubble dialogue and overall likability of the prefix characters carry the day. Rules of grammar can be difficult to remember, but these humorous books will surely help OVEReager teachers and UNexcited students (maybe even PREschoolers!) learn. robin smith

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Pulver and Reed (Punctuation Takes a Vacation, rev. 5/03; The Case of the Incapacitated Capitals, rev. 11/12; and others) add another title to their winning collection of grammar and language-arts books for elementary students. The prefixes (depicted in the collage illustrations in clay, paint, and colorful pipe cleaners) are excited because teacher Mr. Wright had “promised to REview PREfixes today.” When he arrives at school dressed as President Lincoln, though, the prefixes worry that they have been forgotten by their teacher. Sure, Lincoln was a great leader, but as the prefix labeled “dis” says, “No DISrespect, but we’re great leaders too!” When words with prefixes are used throughout the text, the prefix is written in capital letters, allowing readers to appreciate the role that prefixes play. (If there’s any confusion, readers can turn to the endpapers for a refresher course.) Some of the more obscure rules of grammar are made clear so that even an adult might learn a little something: “But UNlike suffixes, we never change the spellings of our root words.” Though the story line about Lincoln being modest and prefixes being too braggy is distracting, the silly speech-bubble dialogue and overall likability of the prefix characters carry the day. Rules of grammar can be difficult to remember, but these humorous books will surely help OVEReager teachers and UNexcited students (maybe even PREschoolers!) learn. robin smith

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