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Sue MacDonald Had a Book

Jim Tobin; illustrations by Dave Coverly

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

What would you do if a bunch of letters jumped right off the page while you were reading a book? Run after them, of course. Join Sue MacDonald as she travels from a railroad station to a sewer to a mountain peak and more, all in an attempt to capture her renegade vowels. Reading a book has never been so interactive!

Jim Tobin’s clever text—based on a favorite children’s song—is perfectly coupled with Dave Coverly’s winning illustrations. Get ready for a madcap adventure starring five very important letters.

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Praise for Sue MacDonald Had a Book

Praise for Sue MacDonald Had a Book:
 
“The ink-and-watercolor pictures will hook kids with the adventure scenarios, the warm feelings, and the simple, chanting text, which includes a question-answer refrain. An obvious choice for classroom sharing, this will make an energetic read-aloud in any setting.”—Booklist
 
"The cartoony illustrations and smart verse make for an engaging read-aloud—or sing-along."—Publishers Weekly
 
“This lively grammar-related adventure is a sing-along…done in vivid colors, the ink-and-watercolor illustrations feature high-energy cartoon figures…This educational romp…is a strong choice for classroom and library collections.”—School Library Journal
 
“A fun-filled way to introduce and emphasize vowel sounds, this is particularly well-suited for use in the classroom or for a parent/child sing-along.”—Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jim Tobin; illustrations by Dave Coverly

  • JIM TOBIN is an award-winning biographer and the author of Ernie Pyle’s War and To Conquer the Air. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    DAVE COVERLY is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Speed Bump cartoons appear in more than 200 newspapers, including The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and Parade magazine. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Jim Tobin
  • Dave Coverly
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Available Formats and Book Details

Sue MacDonald Had a Book

Jim Tobin; illustrations by Dave Coverly

  • Hardcover

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