Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

by Bruce Hale (Author) Guy Francis (Illustrator)

Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)
Be bold, be smart, and speak from the heart! Clark the Shark is ready to present his book report to the class. But at the last minute, Clark gets stage fright and clams up in front of everybody. With a little help from his teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, will Clark be able to overcome his fears? With easy-to-read text and Clark's trademark rhymes, this shark tale will prepare beginning readers to take a big bite out of reading! Also included are Clark the Shark's Bite-Sized Facts, real facts on shark communication, behavior, and more! Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report is a Level One I Can Read, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1--Clark attends school with his aquatic classmates and teacher. He is excited to present an oral report about the book The Frog Prince, practices the presentation in front of his family, and perfects his poster with his mother's help. Clark even finds the perfect riddle for an opener, but the success of the delivery causes him to have a "brain freeze" and forget the meat of his presentation. His teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, prompts him with her mantra, "Be bold, be smart, and speak from the heart!" This advice helps Clark to relax and complete his presentation. Neither the age nor the grade of the class is mentioned, making this book suitable for younger, emerging readers as well as older readers who are working hard to build fluency. Cheerful, expressive illustrations provide contextual clues as they depict a classroom of friendly, supportive students. VERDICT A winning addition to the series and beginning reader collections.--Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI

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Bruce Hale
BRUCE HALE is the author of five picture books as well as the Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults, he was awarded a Fulbright grant in 1998 to teach storytelling and to study folklore in Thailand. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
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Guided Reading Level
Publication date
June 20, 2017
I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading

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