Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book
Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book
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Annotation: When Violet decides to write a book, she insists that her twin brother help because he has good ideas, but Victor would rather count his pet worms.
Catalog Number: #88012
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2014
Illustrator: Murguia, Bethanie Deeney,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-316-21200-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-316-21200-7
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2012048437
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
Victor is content to play with his pet-worm collection, but his twin sister, Violet, wants to create a book with her brother's help, because he has "good ideas." She insists on his assistance, and he begins dictating a mystery about a library book with missing pages, while Violet edits and writes it all down. Fascinating illustrations are fun to study as they include a diverse mix of media, such as graphite-pencil sketches, origami, maps, library cards, and photocopied pages from old books. In one picture, a bookworm e star of their story carried home in a date-due pocket labeled 592.64, the Dewey decimal number for segmented worms. Violet's voice is shown in purple, and Victor's in orange, while the tale Violet writes down appears handwritten in pencil on lined lavender- or salmon-colored paper, depending on who is narrating. The great blend of text and illustrations combine for an enjoyable story about writing a story. Share this and Marie-Louise Gay's Any Questions? (2014) with children interested in writing.
Horn Book
In this entertaining story, bossy Violet convinces her twin brother, Victor, to help her write a book. Using alliterative language, and bickering as they go, they take turns inventing a tale about Violet's search for a "monster" that's eating books in the school library. An endnote explains how Murguia collected books and library paraphernalia to create her imaginative, eye-catching illustrations.
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Word Count: 507
Reading Level: 2.4
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 171022 / grade: Lower Grades
Guided Reading Level: K
Fountas & Pinnell: K

Violet and Victor Small are twins on a mission: to write the best book in the whole, entire world--together! Victor is reluctant, but Violet is determined, and soon the ideas can't come quickly enough.


They begin to write a story about a hungry Bookworm who is eating all the books in the library. Thanks to Victor's brilliant ideas, Violet is able to save the day (and the library).

This delightful story-within-a-story is filled with good-natured sibling rivalry, and focuses on the spirit of cooperation, the satisfaction of a job well-done, and the magic of storytelling.


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