Annie and Simon: The Sneeze and Other Stories: The Sneeze and Other Stories

Annie and Simon The Sneeze and Other Stories The Sneeze and Other Stories Little sister big big brother and mostly good friends Annie and Simon are back in a second wry and warmhearted early chapter book Annie loves to draw and fill sheets of paper with the things she see

  • Title: Annie and Simon: The Sneeze and Other Stories: The Sneeze and Other Stories
  • Author: Catharine O'Neill
  • ISBN: 9780763649210
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Little sister, big big brother, and mostly good friends Annie and Simon are back in a second wry and warmhearted early chapter book.Annie loves to draw and fill sheets of paper with the things she sees around her But if Simon has trouble figuring out what her scribbles show, what s a big brother to do And when Annie squeezes Hazel the dog to make her purr, can SimonLittle sister, big big brother, and mostly good friends Annie and Simon are back in a second wry and warmhearted early chapter book.Annie loves to draw and fill sheets of paper with the things she sees around her But if Simon has trouble figuring out what her scribbles show, what s a big brother to do And when Annie squeezes Hazel the dog to make her purr, can Simon help it if it sounds like grumbling Hazel is very useful in finding Annie s stolen chestnuts, but it s Simon who gently persuades his little sister that the bushytailed suspects might need them back Whether her problems are big or small, Annie knows she can count on Simon to help her solve them When Simon himself starts to sneeze, Annie finally sees her chance to take on the helper role as only she can with chatty zeal and haphazard determination.

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    1. Features a sweet relationship between a little girl and her much older brother.1/3/2018 Read with Naomi & Julia.

    2. Annie and Simon is a charming addition to the early chapter books about two friends, because in this case it's a little girl and her big brother. As a big sister of many, this is a nice acknowledgment of the relationship between siblings widely spaced in age.The four stories are simple, everyday events, with nice interaction between Annie and her big brother.One thing I couldn't figure out: The first and third stories happen in the summer. The last story happens at the start of Fall. But the sec [...]

    3. Once again Annie and Simon have a few stories to share. In the first Annie decides to draw pictures of the “living things” that they see while at a lake. Of course Annie needs a bit of help with her drawings and Simon who “know[s] everything” is there to help. And speaking of help, Annie is more than willing to “help” when Simon has a sneeze, because of course that means that Simon is sick and needs to read an “appendix story” to feel better. Being the king big brother that he is [...]

    4. Annie and her much older big brother Simon bond over the course of these four stories. In the first story, "Living Things," Annie proves that her way of seeing and drawing things might not be accurate, but it's close enough. Just about any older sibling who has been ill can relate to "The Sneeze" as Annie's efforts to take care of Simon result in him having to find her blanket and tend to her needs as well. "Hazel, Hazel, Hazel" allows Annie to wonder what it would be like if her dog Hazel could [...]

    5. There is much to like about these four short easy-reading chapters. However the final story Horse Chestnuts contains a major factual error that undermines the entire story and really the rest of the book. Annie and Simon collect a wagon of horse chestnuts, but a squirrel empties their wagon, burying the nuts for the winter. Simon gently persuades Annie to generously ceed all but three of the nuts to the squirrel. Horse chestnuts are very toxic and no squirrel, in fact no wildlife of ANY KIND eat [...]

    6. When I was a school librarian I always kept a section of books called "Small Chapter Books" that were the step above picture book but not quiet chapter books, for students that were not ready to take the leap into larger reads. Annie and Simon would be PERFECT for that section!Simon is the most patient doting older brother a sister could hope for. Each of the chapters shares another everyday situation between the two sibling. Readers will all wish to have a big brother just like Simon! A sweet s [...]

    7. A cozy, sweet, charming addition to our beginning reader section. I loved the first book about Annie and Simon when it came out, and was so pleased to see this one in a review journal recently! Folks who love Henry and Mudge, Gus and Grandpa, and Iris and Walter will likely love these sibling stories as well.

    8. Of the plethora of little sister and big brother books out there, this one to me seemed special. It rings of true encounters with siblings, and the endearing nature we sometimes impose upon our younger siblings. Fun, fresh, and above all cute - this is a good intermediary reader for those with siblings, and those without.

    9. Well-written and quite cute book about Annie and her older brother, Simon. I like the portrayal of Simon being nice to Annie, even if she's being overly curious, or wants to "take care of him" because of his sneeze.

    10. A series of short stories that detail humorous events and the bond that a young sister has with her much older brother.

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