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Title:
100th day worries
Author:
Cuyler, Margery.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Jessica worries about collecting 100 objects to take to class for the 100th day of school.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
360 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 35821.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 2 Quiz: 21814 Guided reading level: L.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689829796
Format :
Book

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Summary

Jessica is a worrier.
She worries about everything, and that includes what to bring to class for 100th Day. Nothing she can think of seems right.
100 ice cubes?
Too melty.
100 marshmallows?
Too sticky.
100 toothpicks?
Too pointy.
Come count, add, and multiply with Jessica as she, with the help of her family, finds the perfect answer to her 100th Day worries.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 5^-7. A little math and a lot of reassurance are tucked into a new idea for celebrating the hundredth day of school. Jessica's first-grade teacher asks each student to bring in a collection of 100 things to mark the the day. Jessica, who already worries about everything, from missing the bus to remembering her lunch money, adds this to her pile of anxieties. She stews about it during dinner. When morning finds Jessica still at a loss, her family springs into action: Dad brings ribbons, Jessica's sister barrettes; Mom finds screws, and Jessica's brother rocks, and so on, until Jessica has a bag of things to take to school. She comes up 10 short, but a note in her lunch from Mom with 10 kisses appended gives her just the right number. Energetic pen-and-ink squiggles and bright watercolors fill the pages with round-eyed figures and striped, dotted, and floral patterns as the groups of objects are described and counted. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido


Publisher's Weekly Review

For Jessica, a worrier by nature, there's a dark underside to her first grade's 100th Day celebration. In honor of the occasion, her teacher wants each student to round up a collection of 100 small things. The girl spends an entire week ruminating--"100 ice cubes? Too melty. 100 marshmallows? Too sticky. 100 toothpicks? Too pointy"--and the pressure builds as all the other kids' collections start rolling in. But Jessica is fortunate in her family: seeing her bereft and despondent on the morning of the 100th day, each member pitches in (10 buttons from her father, 10 barrettes from her sister, etc.), and her collection of their contributions (which includes 10 "Xs" from a comforting letter written by her mother) is hailed by her teacher as "100 bits of love!" This is a knowing and funny book that succeeds without patronizing its fretful heroine or sentimentalizing the supportive response of her family. Cuyler's (The Biggest Best Snowman) tight text keeps the story moving apace; Howard's (the Mr. Putter and Tabby series) crisp and colorful cartoon illustrations rendered with an energetic ink line add just the right touch of freneticism. Ages 5-8. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-While the other first graders are busy assembling their collections of 100 things to celebrate the 100th day of school, Jessica is busy worrying. She doesn't have a hundred of anything. She comes up with a lot of ideas, but then rejects them all. "100 ice cubes? Too melty. 100 marshmallows? Too sticky. 100 toothpicks? Too pointy." On the morning of the big day, she begins to cry, and her parents and siblings race around the house, coming up with nine mini-collections that, put together, equal 90 nifty things. Jessica accepts their tokens, but worries about finding 10 more items before her classmates present their collections. A note from her mom in Jessica's lunchbox gives her a great idea-and provides the perfect way for the child to complete her assignment. Howard's cartoons feature warmly drawn characters with expressive facial expressions, and pastel color washes offsetting the white space. The artist accurately depicts Jessica's mini-collections, so readers can count each group of 10 objects-all the way to 100. Teachers and students will enjoy this sweet story as they prepare their own celebrations. A worthy companion to Joseph Slate's Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten (Dutton, 1998).-Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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