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Title:
Emily's first 100 days of school
Author:
Wells, Rosemary.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Summary:
Starting with number one for the first day of school, Emily learns the numbers to one hundred in many different ways.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 470 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 44253.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.7 2 Quiz: 22956 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780786805075

9780786824434

9780786813544
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Book

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On the first day of school, Emily's teacher, Miss Cribbage, tells the class that they will make a new number friend every day for the first 100 days of school. Everyone will have a number book in which to write numerical discoveries and musings. Eager Emily dives right into the project. On the second day of school, Miss Cribbage teaches a song called "Tea for Two." On day three, Emily writes about her school bus, No. 3. In square dancing, Emily learns that there are four corners to a dancing square. She picks five different vegetables from her garden for her father to use in his tomato-zucchini-pepper-carrot-eggplant soup. From day one to day 100, Emily and her classmates expand their creative and mathematical skills as they immerse themselves in the exciting early days of school.Rosemary Wells, beloved author and illustrator of dozens of picture books, and creator of the mischievous Max character (Max's First Word, Max's Chocolate Chicken, and others), has accomplished a remarkable feat: finding 100 days' worth of entertaining "number friends." The 100th day of school can be an important milestone--and a great learning tool! Emily is an adorable Wellsian bunny, complete with pudgy cheeks and sweet little jumpers and overalls. For more excellent 100-day picture books, try Margery Cuyler's 100th Day Worries and Joseph Slate's Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter


Author Notes

Rosemary Wells was born in New York City on January 29, 1943. She studied at the Museum School in Boston. Without her degree, she left school at the age of 19 to get married. She began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan Publishing.

She is an author and illustrator of over 60 books for children and young adults. Her first book was an illustrated edition of Gilbert and Sullivan's I Have a Song to Sing-O. Her other works include Martha's Birthday, The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, Unfortunately Harriet, Mary on Horseback, and Timothy Goes to School. She also created the characters of Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko, which are featured in some of her books. She has won numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Poe award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-7. This counting book, with bright, big pages, is also a starting-school story with lots of facts and popular sayings about numbers in daily life. For each number from 1 to 100, there's a detailed scenario, with Wells' familiar, endearing cast of bunnies, beavers, cats, pigs, and other creatures, at school and home. The large format allows lots of space to show and count objects (24 is two dozen cookies in groups of 3; 62 is the number of things on Mama's shopping list), and each item is clear and beautiful in ink and watercolor. There are also facts (26 letters in the alphabet; 88 keys on the piano), folklore (playing Crazy Eights), and numbers that are all part of our songs and sayings. As in Margery Cuyler's 100th Day Worries (1999) and Tana Hoban's Let's Count (1999), preschoolers can begin with the prime numbers and enjoy the stories in the pictures, then gradually learn to count their way up to 100 with the everyday things around them. --Hazel Rochman


Publisher's Weekly Review

As Wells's (My Very First Mother Goose) sparkling, ambitious book opens, EmilyÄa childlike bunny who could easily be kin to Max and RubyÄattends her first day of school. Her teacher, a guinea pig named Miss Cribbage, explains that every morning the class will "make a new number friend," and she promises a party when they reach 100 days. "No one believes we will ever get to one hundred days," says Emily. Wells not only counts the intervening days, she finds a context to make each numeral meaningful. On day two, for example, Emily reports that Miss Cribbage teaches the song "Tea for Two." Along the way, readers observe Emily participate in her warm family life, gain and lose a friend and learn from Miss Cribbage's imaginative lessons. Humor comes naturally (e.g., day 89: "`There are only eighty-nine calories in my tomato soup,' says Aunt Mim. `I can't see any,' says [Emily's little brother] Leo"). Remarkably, only a few entries feel contrived (Papa claims there are 51 reasons why Emily's big sister can't go into the city with her friends; Mama says she can find 56 ways to answer "How Do I Love Thee?"). The spreads, varying from full-page art to panels, are crisp, colorful and winningly detailed, as Wells's fans have come to expect. Except for some production flawsÄsuch as the misspelled "ninteen" and several stylistic inconsistenciesÄthis oversize volume scores big. Ages 3-6. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-On Emily's first day of school, her teacher announces that the class will make a new "number friend" each day and celebrate with a party on the 100th day. Though it seems like it will never come, seasons pass and Emily learns about all the ways numbers are important. The children count the nine planets, 26 letters, days in a month, 50 states, and minutes in an hour. They note the number of cookies by the dozen at Christmas, calories in Aunt Mim's tomato soup, and keys on Mr. Horn's piano. In between, they sing songs like "Tea for Two" and "76 Trombones." When the big day finally arrives, they celebrate by sharing their projects. The numbers are presented in increments of 10 in the clever framework of a news show, "BNN, Bunny News Network." Each segment displays the featured number in a large, colorful box with the numeral also represented in word and number form scrolling along the bottom of the screen as in a real news show. While this animated version of Rosemary Wells's book (Hyperion, 2000) is faithful to the print edition and features the same adorable animal characters and primary-colored cartoons, it is tedious and too long for its intended audience. Readers can browse through the oversized tome at their leisure, but viewers will grow impatient with each passing day. The "Scene Selection" might be preferable to a single-sitting showing.-Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.