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Hooway for Wodney Wat

by Helen Lester

Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce his R's and the other rodents tease him mercilessly. But when Camilla Capybara joins Rodney's class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid. It seems she really is...

Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce his R's and the other rodents tease him mercilessly. But when Camilla Capybara joins Rodney's class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid. It seems she really is bigger, meaner, and smarter than all of the rest of them. Until our unwitting hero, Wodney Wat, catches Camilla out in a game of Simon Says. Read along with Wodney as he surprises himself and his classmates by single-handedly saving the whole class from the big bad bully. Children will delight as shy Rodney Rat triumphs over all and his tiny voice decides the day, R's or no R's.

Suggested by Ms. O'Donnell (First Grade Teacher)

Paperback - 32 pages - in En-U - $7.99
ISBN: 061821612X (ISBN13: 9780618216123)
Published May 27, 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers
First published 1999

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Our kindergarten team has adopted the guiding readers product created by Deanna Jump and DeeDee Wills for our read aloud block. This product provides wonderful...

Our kindergarten team has adopted the guiding readers product created by Deanna Jump and DeeDee Wills for our read aloud block. This product provides wonderful lessons and activities to help students think critically and analyze complex text. My kindergarteners are learning a lot through these read aloud lessons. The only thing missing is our own classroom book to keep. My students love to look back at the books during library stations, sadly most of our books must be returned and that chance is missed. Please help us create our own classroom set of these read aloud stories!

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My kindergarteners love books and strive for reading independently on their own. Majority of them are English language learners coming from a middle/low...

My kindergarteners love books and strive for reading independently on their own. Majority of them are English language learners coming from a middle/low economic home environment. They rarely have books of their own to read at home and have yet had the opportunity to begin checking out books from the school library.

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