Miss Smith Under the Ocean
Miss Smith Under the Ocean
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Annotation: On a class trip to an aquarium, Miss Smith teaches a lesson about keeping the oceans clean by reading excerpts from stories in her magical book, featuring such characters as Captain Nemo and Robinson Crusoe.
Catalog Number: #52020
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Dutton
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2011
Pages: 32
Availability: Indefinitely Out of Stock
ISBN: Publisher: 0-525-42342-7 Perma-Bound: 0-605-50641-8
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-525-42342-3 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-50641-1
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2010038077
Dimensions: 26 x 28 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
When Miss Smith reads from her Incredible Storybook, "the stories actually come alive." Here, high-seas-themed literary works--"The Owl and the Pussycat," "The Little Mermaid," Moby-Dick--are touched on from one to the next with little cohesion. Bright-hued but static-looking digital illustrations depict the characters' shared ocean voyage.
School Library Journal
Gr 1&11;4&12; During a trip to the aquarium, Miss Smith (think Mo in Inkheart ) opens her Incredible Storybook and in a flash her class teleports to the Owl and the Pussycat's pea-green boat. Through shipwrecks and storms, the children literally run into the likes of Moby-Dick, Robinson Crusoe, the Little Mermaid, Gulliver, and Captain Nemo in his forever-at-sea Nautilus and complete an episodic journey from the death-churning sea to the safety of a ship. Garland's brightly hued, computer-rendered illustrations fit the aesthetic of gaming kids today. So does the action-packed plot. For the other great elements of fiction and picture-book art, grab your spyglass and look elsewhere. This offering is great for libraries peddling the classics to their students and looking to dazzle bored kids, but it's a far cry from classic picture books that beg to be read and read again.&12; Sara Lissa Paulson, American Sign Language and English Lower School PS 347, New York City
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Word Count: 1,021
Reading Level: 4.3
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.3 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 143955 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.2 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q73206
Lexile: 840L

Miss Smith's class can't wait for story time. When their teacher reads from her incredible storybook, the worlds she describes come alive-literally! So when the class takes a field trip to the local aquarium, reading magic brings favorite nautical characters to life, including Long John Silver and the Swiss Family Robinson. From swimming with the Little Mermaid to rescuing their treasured storybook from scurvy pirates, it's another rollicking reading adventure Miss Smith's class - and readers - won't soon forget.

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