The Best Friend Plan
The Best Friend Plan
Publisher's Hardcover14.44
To purchase this item, you must first login or register for a new account.
Annotation: From Stephanie Calmenson and Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole comes the first story about the adventures of Allie and... more
Catalog Number: #204595
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Special Formats: Chapter Book Chapter Book
Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Illustrator: Burks, James,
Pages: 82 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-534-45251-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-534-45251-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2019938115
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 In this series debut, totally inseparable besties Allie and Amy make their summer plans. On "THE LIST" are getting their fortunes told, attending the Spring Fair, skating and singing backwards, going swimming, and making a new list of things to do. But plans go awry when Allie's parents announce they are sending her to sleepaway camp, which will leave Amy at home without her BFF. The humorous plot will appeal to emerging and reluctant readers, while the accessible text will help them gain confidence in navigating the story on their own. The illustrations and use of eye-catching line art complement strategically placed large font. Part of the "Quix" line of short chapter books, this title features short paragraphs, full-page and spot black-and-white line art, lots of white space, a word list, and conversation starter questions at the end of the book. VERDICT A recommended purchase for beginning reader collections. Cheryl Blevens, Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University
Reviewing Agencies: - Find Other Reviewed Titles
School Library Journal (11/1/19)
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: K-3
Lexile: 530L
Chapter 1: Guess Who! 1 Guess Who!

Ring! Ring! Early one morning, the telephone rang at Amy Cooper's house. Amy's mother answered it.

"It's for you, Amy," she called. "Guess who!"

Amy had no trouble guessing. She knew it was her best friend, Allie Anderson.

"Meet me downstairs!" said Allie. "We've got to talk."

"Aren't we talking now?" said Amy.

"We've got to talk face-to-face, nose-to-nose, eyeball-to-eyeball!" said Allie.

"I'm on my way!" said Amy.

Amy raced to the elevator in her apartment building. She lived on the sixth floor. She watched the floor numbers light up: six, five, four, three, two, one. "Hurry, hurry," she said.

As soon as the elevator doors opened, she burst outside and ran to Allie's building right next door.

Just like Amy, Allie lived on the sixth floor. Just like Amy, Allie watched the floor numbers light up: six, five, four, three, two, one.

"Ta-da!" she said, bursting out the door. "Are you ready for our first day of summer vacation? Remember, we've got big plans!"

"I remember and I'm ready," said Amy. "Did you bring the list?"

"It's right here," said Allie, pulling a crumpled paper out of her pocket. She began to read.

  • Get our fortunes told by Madame Lulu
  • Go to the Spring Street Fair
  • Skate and sing backward
  • Swim at the town pool
  • Make a new list of things to do

  • "Wow. We're going to be busy," said Amy.

    "We'd better get started right away," said Allie. "Madame Lulu, here we come!"

    Excerpted from The Best Friend Plan: The Adventures of Allie and Amy 1 by Stephanie Calmenson, Joanna Cole
    All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

    From Stephanie Calmenson and Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole comes the first story about the adventures of Allie and Amy, two friends who have a true-blue friendship in this silly, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book that’s perfect for emerging readers!

    Best, best, best friends Amy and Allie do absolutely everything together. And this summer they have made a list of activities that they will do each and every day. But then Allie learns she’s being sent to sleep-away camp and all their plans are ruined! How will these BFFs ever make it through the summer?

    *Prices subject to change without notice and listed in US dollars.
    Perma-Bound bindings are unconditionally guaranteed (excludes textbook rebinding).
    Paperbacks are not guaranteed.
    Please Note: All Digital Material Sales Final.