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Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School [Paperback]

By Tomie dePaola (Author) & Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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Item description for Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School by Tomie dePaola...

Bossy Moffie and her quiet twin brother Morgie both enjoy starting school, especially getting gold stars and making new friends.

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Morgie and Moffie can't wait to start school They buy backpacks and pencil boxes, and off they go. Moffie, who knows the answers to all of the teacher's questions, gets a lot of gold stars. And Morgie, who likes sharing his dinosaur book, makes two new friends. But by the end of the week Morgie and Moffie help each other to understand that it's important to both get gold stars and make new friends. And they agree that they love school

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Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School by Tomie dePaola has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1278

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 9.25" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 28, 2003
Publisher   Puffin
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  4-7
Series  Barker Twins  
ISBN  0142500836  
ISBN13  9780142500835  
UPC  051488005995  

Availability  20 units.
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More About Tomie dePaola

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tomie dePaola( is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. The American Library Association said: His works reflect an innate understanding of childhood, a distinctive visual style, and a remarkable ability to adapt his voice to perfectly suit the story. Tomie has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Caldecott Honor forStrega Nona, and a Newbery Honor for his autobiographical chapter book, 26 Fairmount Avenue.He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a living treasure by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire."

Tomie dePaola has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 26 Fairmount Avenue Books
  2. Andy & Sandy Book
  3. Barker Twins
  4. Classic Board Books
  5. Goodnight
  6. Paperstar Book
  7. Picture Puffin Books

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Reviews - What do customers think about Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School?

Meet the Barkers  Oct 12, 2006
Tomie Depoalo wrote the book Meet the Bakers. Some of the main characters are Moffat, Mogan, Mom and Ms. Shepard.
First, there were two twins, a brother and sister named Moffat and Morgan. They were getting ready to start kindergarten. Moffat was born first so she was the boss. Then, the kids had to go shopping for school stuff. Next, they go to school. On their first day moffat got a gold star and morgan met a friend Billy. Fourth, they go home and tell their mom how it was. Finally, Moffat meets a friend and morgan got a gold star.Then they went home and told their mom that they loved school.
I liked this book because it reminds me of when I was in kindergarten. I think my brothers would like it because they are in kindergarten.
Tomie's Barker Books  Oct 25, 2005
I like this series of Tomie dePaola books and this is a cute story. I would recommend this for younger students and I would recommend the sequel "A New Barker in the House." Both are very cute and my students loved the the comparison of the twins and how they coped with school.
Another Winner from Tomie dePaola  Aug 4, 2001
Though twins, Morgan and Moffat Barker couldn't be more different. Moffie, the oldest by ten minutes is an over achiever with a real Type A personality, bossy, critical and competitive. Her brother, Morgie, is a laid back, go with the flow kind of guy who likes everyone. So when they start school, it isn't surprising that Moffie racks up the gold stars, shouting answers and always having to be the best, while Morgie, eases into the class. He's not getting any gold stars, but he's making lots of new friends. As the first week progresses, their teacher has a quiet little talk with Moffie, asking her not to shout out all the answers, wait her turn and give others a chance. "Now run along and play with your friends." And that's when it hits Moffie. She's been so busy being the best student, she hasn't made any friends and goes off to find her brother. But, with a little encouragement from each other, the twins soon learn it's possible to have gold stars and friends, too..... Tomie dePaola has done it again, written a simple, charming story with a gentle message that won't be lost on young students. His expressive, humorous and familiar artwork complements the text beautifully and children will delight in watching this lovable pair work their way through school shopping and their first week as new students. Perfect for early readers or as a family read aloud story, Meet the Barkers is hopefully the start of another terrific dePaola series and a picture book your kids will want to read again and again.
It's School Time  Jul 20, 2001
As always, Tomie DePaola does it very well in this book. It is just in time for school and holds the young reader's interest in his own "fascinating way". Our granddaughter, 8 years old loves reading and reading all of DePaola'a books. This one is very special to her - she loves school and loves to read about adventures at school.

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