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Sort it Out! [Paperback]

By Barbara Mariconda (Author) & Sherry Rogers (Illustrator)
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In rhyming text, Pack the Packrat sorts his collection of trinkets in a variety of ways.

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Packy the Packrat's mother has had enough It's time that he sorts through his ever-growing collection of trinkets and puts them away. Told in rhyme, the text leads the reader to participate in the sorting process by categorizing Packy's piles of things according to like characteristics and attributes. The reader response is worked into the rhyme, building a sense of anticipation. The illustrations include a humorous subplot about Packy's sister, who enjoys pilfering some of his things for her own enjoyment. Children will relate to the idea of having a collection of favorite objects and the satisfaction that comes from examining and admiring these collectibles. The story promotes and reinforces analogous thinking a critical thinking skill in math, science, and life. In the supplemental activity section at the back of the book, the reader can explore even more attributes and characteristics of objects, including color, size, texture, shape, and material. 2008 Moonbeam Gold Award, Reading Skills/Literacy, 2008 Best Book Award Finalist, Children's Educational (USA Book News)

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Item Specifications...

Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 10"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 17, 2008
Publisher   Sylvan Dell Publishing
Age  4-8
ISBN  1934359327  
ISBN13  9781934359327  

Availability  0 units.

More About Barbara Mariconda & Sherry Rogers

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before -leaving it all behind- for the freelance world of illustrating children's books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry's other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus, Burro's Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets.

Barbara Mariconda currently resides in Stratford, in the state of Connecticut.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > Words
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous

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A wonderful 5-star children's book  Jun 30, 2008
Oh, oh! Packy the Packrat's mother is upset. Packy's collection of everything that catches his eye has grown to such proportions that she has ordered Packy to sort through everything and find a place for each treasure.

Packy begins sorting through his belongings and places them in piles according to their various characteristics and attributes. But the pile is diminishing! Things are missing! Who is pilfering from Packy's pile? It's a big surprise.

Sylvan Dell publishes many terrific children's books that entertain and educate. I have a few favorites. Sort it Out! is at the top of my list. Not only do I adore the cute little Packy, but the story is written in rhyme and begs to be spoken out loud. The illustrations are some of the best in the industry. They are in primary colors which will be attractive to children, but the scenes depicted are simply delightful. Packy should be a stuffed animal, he's that cute.

When the book has been read, turn the page and move on to the section of the book that makes fun out of learning about sorting, categorizing and classifying. Then go to Sylvan Dell's website and find the supplemental educational materials for this book.

Armchair Interviews says: For home libraries, homeschoolers and schools. Sort it Out! is a hit.

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