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100th Day Worries REI/CAS Edition
Contributor(s): Cuyler, Margery, Howard, Arthur (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0689829795     ISBN-13: 9780689829796
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Binding Type: School And Library - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2000
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Annotation: Jessica is a worrier. She worries about everything, and that includes what to bring to class for 100th Day. Nothing she can think of seems right.

100 ice cubes?

Too melty.

100 marshmallows?

Too sticky.

100 toothpicks?

Too pointy.

Jessica counts, adds, and multiplies her way to the 100th day of class. And in the end, with the loving support of her family, finds the answer to her 100th Day worries.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Schools; Fiction.
Counting.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
- Juvenile Fiction | Family
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 98052887
Lexile Measure: 360
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Jessica Worries
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.25" H x 9.00" W x 0.25" (0.90 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 35821
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q21814
Reading Level: 2.1   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Jessica is a worrier.

She worries about everything, and that includes what to bring to class for 100th Day. Nothing she can think of seems right.

100 ice cubes?

Too melty.

100 marshmallows?

Too sticky.

100 toothpicks?

Too pointy.

Come count, add, and multiply with Jessica as she, with the help of her family, finds the perfect answer to her 100th Day worries.


Contributor Bio(s): Margery Cuyler has worked in children's publishing for more than 30 years. She has authored a number of popular picture books including The Biggest Best Snowman, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand and That's Good! That's Bad! illustrated by David Catrow. She lives with her husband and two sons in Princeton, New Jersey.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2000 Fall)
To mark the one hundredth day of first grade, everyone is supposed to bring in a collection of one hundred things, but Jessica the worrywart can't decide what to bring. With lots of family help and some quick thinking, she ends up with an unusual collection: ""100 bits of love"" from her family. The sentimental ending is a disappointment, but the scribbly pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations add energy to this early addition book. Copyright 2000 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1999 December #2)
For Jessica, a worrier by nature, there's a dark underside to her first grade's 100th Day celebration. In honor of the occasion, her teacher wants each student to round up a collection of 100 small things. The girl spends an entire week ruminating "100 ice cubes? Too melty. 100 marshmallows? Too sticky. 100 toothpicks? Too pointy" and the pressure builds as all the other kids' collections start rolling in. But Jessica is fortunate in her family: seeing her bereft and despondent on the morning of the 100th day, each member pitches in (10 buttons from her father, 10 barrettes from her sister, etc.), and her collection of their contributions (which includes 10 "Xs" from a comforting letter written by her mother) is hailed by her teacher as "100 bits of love!" This is a knowing and funny book that succeeds without patronizing its fretful heroine or sentimentalizing the supportive response of her family. Cuyler's (The Biggest Best Snowman) tight text keeps the story moving apace; Howard's (the Mr. Putter and Tabby series) crisp and colorful cartoon illustrations rendered with an energetic ink line add just the right touch of freneticism. Ages 5-8. (Jan.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2006 January #1)

The first-grade teacher wants each student to collect 100 small things in honor of the 100th Day of school, which starts one girl worrying. "This is a knowing and funny book that succeeds without patronizing its fretful heroine or sentimentalizing the supportive response of her family," PW wrote. Ages 5-8. (Jan.)

[Page 65]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2000 January)
K-Gr 2-While the other first graders are busy assembling their collections of 100 things to celebrate the 100th day of school, Jessica is busy worrying. She doesn't have a hundred of anything. She comes up with a lot of ideas, but then rejects them all. "100 ice cubes? Too melty. 100 marshmallows? Too sticky. 100 toothpicks? Too pointy." On the morning of the big day, she begins to cry, and her parents and siblings race around the house, coming up with nine mini-collections that, put together, equal 90 nifty things. Jessica accepts their tokens, but worries about finding 10 more items before her classmates present their collections. A note from her mom in Jessica's lunchbox gives her a great idea-and provides the perfect way for the child to complete her assignment. Howard's cartoons feature warmly drawn characters with expressive facial expressions, and pastel color washes offsetting the white space. The artist accurately depicts Jessica's mini-collections, so readers can count each group of 10 objects-all the way to 100. Teachers and students will enjoy this sweet story as they prepare their own celebrations. A worthy companion to Joseph Slate's Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten (Dutton, 1998).-Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
 
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