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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   May 13, 2008
Publisher   Sylvan Dell Publishing
Age  4-8
ISBN  1934359327  
ISBN13  9781934359327  

Availability  10 units.
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More About Barbara Mariconda & Sherry Rogers

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Barbara MaricondaAward-winning author Barbara Mariconda is one of those people who has done it all! In addition to authoringTen for MeandSort it Out!(2009 IRA and CBC Children s Choice and 2009 Bank Street Best Children s Book of the Year List) for Arbordale, she is an educator (K-6), a mentor teacher, an adjunct professor of Children s Literature and Process Writing. Barbara has also written a wide variety of musicals, songs, novels, and numerous professional books for teachers. She frequently speaks on the topic of writing for and with children, and provides professional development for teachers at seminars across the country. She lives in Connecticut where she is a partner in the educational seminar and consulting firm, Empowering Writers, LLC., and is a member of the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators."

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

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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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