From Ed's to Ned's
From Ed's to Ned's
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Annotation: What starts with just two kids quickly escalates into a rhyming, rollicking romp through the neighborhood, where all the... more
Catalog Number: #206821
Format: Library Binding
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Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Pages: 48
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-525-64807-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-525-64807-9
Dewey: Fic
Language: English
Reviews:
Publishers Weekly
-Getting there is half the fun- is a big understatement when it comes to the children who populate this rhythmic transportation fantasy by Sterer (Not Your Nest!) and Cummins (Truman). Twins are sitting in front of the TV when a call comes over the tin-can phone line. They immediately head next door-but instead of walking, they -Climb to Cal-s,- pulling themselves hand over hand across a clothesline that connects the two houses. The three (and a ginger cat) next fly via handheld propeller machines to another friend-s home (-Whirl to Will-s-). Each subsequent residence adds another kid, a new mode of transportation, and another alliterative or rhyming line (-Jump from Jin-s/ Dive to Dan-s// Tightrope-walk from Steve-s/ to Stan-s,- writes Sterer). After traveling by vine and cannon blast, slide and scuba, the kids finally arrive by balloon at Ned-s rooftop, where materials for a huge undertaking have been assembled. A parent-mandated overnight break (even the most inventive kids have to sleep) interrupts before the final pages reveal the gang on their way to yet another friend-s house-this one far, far away. Cummins-s doll-like characters and the happy, single-minded aplomb with which they navigate their world are equally mesmerizing. Ages 4-7. Author-s agent: Stephen Barr, Writers House. Illustrator-s agent: Emily Van Beek, Folio Jr./Folio Literary. (June)

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Reading Level: 1.0
Interest Level: P-2
Lexile: NP

What starts with just two kids quickly escalates into a rhyming, rollicking romp through the neighborhood, where all the kids are invited!

Climb to Cal's
Whirl to Will's
Trampoline from Ted's to Jill's!

Two sisters venture out of their house and pick up Cal, then all three head to Will's. Four become eight and then eight become twelve, and before you know it, there are twenty-two!

Never touching the ground, the kids have no shortage of ways to get to their pal's place when there is a mission at hand! Trampolines and slides. Propellers and parachutes. Diving boards and swinging vines. Find your favorite mode and join the friends on the adventurous trip!


A Junior Library Guild Selection
"Mesmerizing."--Publishers Weekly, starred review


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