Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Little Red Pen

Submitted by Ms. Brenda!
Much like the story “The Little Red Hen,” The Little Red Pen by co-authors and sisters Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel tells the story of a little red pen with lots of work to do and no one willing to help. The sky isn’t falling in this story, but the world just might end! The Little Red Pen must get a big pile of homework graded or the students won’t learn, the school might close, and the world may just end! Who will help her? “Not I” comes a chorus of replies from her desk drawer mates. They all have excuses for why they can’t help. Stapler has a sore back from people pounding it all day. Pencil will just work himself down to a nub. Eraser is starting to forget things because his head is shrinking. They’re all afraid of ending up in “The Pit of No Return,” which is where Mr. Felt-Tip ended up when someone left his cap off. So, the Little Red Pen will just grade the papers herself. She works deep into the night until she becomes exhausted, falls over, and rollsoff off the table’s edge and into “The Pit!” Now the desk mates must work together to rescue her without ending up in the pit themselves. Parents and kids will laugh their way through this fast-paced and exciting romp with school supplies who act just as you would expect them to. See this book listed in our catalog

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