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The Little Red Pen
by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel


Overview - Poor Little Red Pen She can't possibly correct a mountain of homework all by herself. Who will help her? "Not I " says Stapler. "Not I " says Eraser. ""Yo no "" says Pushpin, AKA Senorita Chincheta. But when the Little Red Pen tumbles in exhaustion into the Pit of No Return (the trash ), her fellow school supplies must get themselves out of the desk drawer and work together to rescue her.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Poor Little Red Pen She can't possibly correct a mountain of homework all by herself. Who will help her? "Not I " says Stapler. "Not I " says Eraser. ""Yo no "" says Pushpin, AKA Senorita Chincheta. But when the Little Red Pen tumbles in exhaustion into the Pit of No Return (the trash ), her fellow school supplies must get themselves out of the desk drawer and work together to rescue her. Trouble is, their plan depends on Tank, the rotund class hamster, who's not inclined to cooperate. Will the Little Red Pen be lost forever?
There's no lack of trial and error, hilarious chaos, and creative problem-solving in this mission Kids--and adults--will never see their school supplies in quite the same way again.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780152064327
  • ISBN-10: 015206432X
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  • Publish Date: April 2011
  • Page Count: 56
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > School & Education

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-02-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Initially echoing the plot of "The Little Red Hen," sisters and longtime collaborators Stevens and Crummel introduce a bespectacled, schoolmarmish red pen with a stack of papers to grade. Her desk-drawer friends, however, refuse to help, even when the Little Red Pen insists, "If these papers aren't graded, the students won't learn.... The sky might fall. It might be the end of the world!" When the pen, exhausted from grading, falls into the wastebasket—aka "The Pit of No Return"—her friends must rally to rescue her. Stevens's full-bleed illustrations caricature the office supplies in a style reminiscent of Sir John Tenniel, from a bucktoothed Stapler and fuzzy-haired Highlighter to a tiny pushpin, Señorita Chincheta, who makes up for her small size with her emphatic bilingual declarations. But while the story is often verbally clever, with many humorous individual scenes (Stapler's idea of correcting papers is stapling all over the offending paragraph), the convoluted plot and numerous speaking characters (six desk-drawer friends, plus a ruler, yardstick, paperclip box, and a lethargic hamster) make the story as a whole feel overlong and overdone. Ages 6–9. (Apr.)

 
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