The Little Red Pen

The Little Red Pen

They've done it again and I'd say this is one of their best. Opening scene: Little Red Pen is working hard all by herself to grade elementary school papers. She has stacks and stacks of them to do and there's just one her. So, she asks for help. Now we all know what happened to that hen when she was in the same boat and by golly, the stapler has an excuse followed by the pushpin, the pencil, the eraser, the scissors and the highlighter. But says our red pen, if the children's papers don't get corrected, they won't learn and that just might be the end of the world...and I think I am beginning to see some cracks in the sky as it begins to fall. Filled with personality, puns, and a Spanish-speaking pushpin, this is one imaginative, hilarious romp. You don't know when you're going to roll off the desk and fall into the PIT....otherwise known as the trash can. When red pen takes the fateful plunge, it's up to the others to problem solve and save the day. Each will take a turn with the grading which involves some BAMS and some SMUDGITY SMUDGES. But "if the papers aren't graded, the students won't learn." "I hate to be blunt, but she's a goner,' says the pair of scissors. You're in for one wonderful read here as the humor, the freshness and the brilliant characterizations of the desk supplies surprise and delight. Goes way beyond the red hen and reaches all the way to posterity. This is just plain old fun with a hint of a message. Don't be afraid to try and it's going to take all of us to succeed. Fabulous. Ages 5-10 56 pages

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