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Star of the Week

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Star of the Week
Written by Barney Saltzberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763630768
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Star of the Week

author/illustrator: Barney Saltzberg

Stanley Birdbaum is one happy hamster. Itís his turn to be Star of the Week at school! Heís ready to share his favorite food, his favorite toy, and, most of all, his favorite thing to do. Unfortunately, the week doesnít quite go as planned. His favorite food is, well . . . unusual. His favorite toy? It seems to be on the fritz. And sharing his favorite thing to do is scary, what with everyone staring and that bratty Polly Seedeater making mean remarks. But with a little encouragement from a good friend, Stanley summons his courage and gets his creative juices flowing. Now thatís star power!

An earnest hamsterís moment in the spotlight is less than stellar ó until a squiggly little line and a big burst of imagination let his true talents shine.
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Picture Books / Trade Paperback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 8 7/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
School & Education; Social Themes; Animals; Holidays & Celebrations;
author’s comments:
BARNEY SALTZBERG is the author-illustrator of Crazy Hair Day, the first book about Stanley Birdbaum. About Star of the Week, he says, "I have found that making squiggle drawings is a great way to take people who donít necessarily think that they can draw and watch them start making art! Itís a nonthreatening way to open the door to drawing. As for Stanley, once he had a pen in his hand, it was satisfying to see how he turned what seemed like a potentially disastrous moment into something positive."
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