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Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill
Weston, Martha.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, 2001.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Jack and Jill enjoy sledding until their dog gets tired.
General Note:
"An early phonics book".
Reading Level:
190 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.0 0.5 84911.

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Newstead Library READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
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Collins Library READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Eden Library READER Juvenile Fiction Easy Fiction
Eggertsville-Snyder Library READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Elma Library READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Kenmore Library READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Audubon Library READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Lancaster Library READER Juvenile Fiction Readers

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Jack and Jill and big dog Bill go sledding one snowy winter day. When big dog Bill notices a rabbit on the hill, mayhem ensues. This fun phonics reader helps early readers with the use of alliteration and rhyming.

Author Notes

Martha Weston was born in North Carolina in 1947 and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and after graduation, moved to San Francisco. Once there, she earned a living by doing freelance work on paste ups, animation ink and paint and illustration.

The first book Weston illustrated was I Hate Mathematics in 1975. The first book she wrote and illustrated was Peony's Rainbow which was published in 1981. Since then, Weston has illustrated the Nate the Great Series of stories from Delacorte Press, as well as the Curious George Series for Houghton Mifflin. Over the course of her career, Weston has illustrated over 60 books for children, 11 of which she also wrote. In may of 2003 she published her first children's novel, Act I, Act II, Act Normal.

One of the things that made Weston so unique among illustrators was that she was colorblind. She managed to work around that by carefully labeling her paints and having her colleagues check her work.

Martha West died September 4, 2003 of heart disease. She was 56 years old.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1. Beginning readers will find this an amusing and relatively easy book in the Early Step into Reading series. Two small children, Jack and Jill, and their large dog, Bill, struggle up and slide down a snow-covered hillside on their sled. Each time they are poised at the top and ready to go, a rabbit distracts Bill and comical chaos ensues on the downhill run. Like many beginning-reader texts, this tells a simple story in easy words. Unlike most, its rhythms and rhymes reflect the action and pacing to help move the story along. Weston's jaunty, colorful illustrations give the book a cheerful look that will appeal to young children. Carolyn Phelan.

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 1-Words presents the concept of initial-sound substitution as Mouse makes new words by changing the first letter: "hat" becomes "cat," "hog" becomes "log," and so on. Jack and Jill uses rhymes and repetition to tell the story of a boy, a girl, and their dog's repeated trips up a snowy hill and sled rides down again. Lively, full-color drawings illustrate the action in both books. Large print, repetitive word use, and a predictable pattern make these titles suitable for beginning readers.-Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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