Robin Hill School: One Hundred Days (Plus One) (Ready to Read: Level One)

by Margaret McNamara (Author) Mike Gordon (Illustrator)

Robin Hill School: One Hundred Days (Plus One) (Ready to Read: Level One)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Hannah's teacher plans a party to celebrate the one hundredth day of school. But on the day of the big party, Hannah is too sick to go. She misses out on the fun! But when she returns the next school day, Hanna finds that adding one can make things extra special.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3-Eagerly anticipating the party celebrating the first 100 days of school (and "That is a long time to be in school"), Hannah bounces around with excitement. As part of the festivities, students are invited to bring a similar number of "little things" to share with the class. Over the course of the week, the girl carefully collects and counts out 100 buttons, some white, some mixed, some shaped like cats, and even a few shaped like diamonds. Unfortunately, on the day of the event she comes down with a cold, sneezing her neat pile of buttons into a big mess. Disappointed to have missed the party, Hannah returns to school on Monday, resolutely taking her button collection with her. Happily, the children are marking "one hundred plus one" that day, and the large orange button on her sweater makes her collection complete. This entertaining easy-reader contains lively color illustrations of active kids and classroom scenes that will engage the audience. New readers will relate to the theme, and although the ending is a bit tidy and anticlimactic, children learning to read on their own will enjoy this simple tale.-Piper L. Nyman, Fairfield/Suisun Community Library, Fairfield, CA Copyright 2003 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Margaret McNamara
Kay Thompson (1909-1998) was a singer, dancer, vocal arranger, and coach of many MGM musicals in the 1940s. The Eloise character grew out of the voice of a precocious six-year-old that Miss Thompson put on to amuse her friends. Collaborating with Hilary Knight on what was an immediate bestseller, Kay Thompson became a literary sensation when Eloise was published in 1955. The book has sold more than two million copies to date. Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight created four more Eloise books, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmas, Eloise in Moscow, and Eloise Takes a Bawth.

Hilary Knight, son of artist-writers Clayton Knight and Katharine Sturges, was educated at the Art Students League, where he studied with Reginald Marsh. Besides the Eloise books, Hilary Knight has illustrated more than fifty books for children, six of which he wrote himself. He lives and works in New York City, not far from The Plaza Hotel.

Margaret McNamara is the author of the Robin Hill School series, and she gets many ideas from her daughter's own school experiences. She lives in New York City.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780689855351
Lexile Measure
430L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
January 20, 2003
Series
Ready to Read: Level One

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