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Title:
Diary of a worm : Nat the gnat
Other title(s):
Nat the gnat
ISBN:
9780062087089

9780062087072

9780606354943

9781489816801
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Summary:
A skill-building reader starring Worm finds him taking a turn caring for a class pet gnat that accidentally escapes from its tank.
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Summary

Summary

Worm is thrilled when it's his turn to take care of the class pet, Nat the Gnat. But everything goes wrong when he leaves the lid of Nat's tank open. Can Worm make sure the class pet returns safe and sound before Mrs. Mulch finds out? This all-new, original I Can Read story captures the fun of the #1 New York Times bestselling Diary of a Worm picture book series by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, and will leave beginning readers wiggling for more!

This Level 1 I Can Read book is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.


Author Notes

Doreen Cronin was born in Queens, New york. She grew up in Merrick, Long Island. She attended Pennysylvania State University where she majored in journalism. Eventually she found herself using her journalism background in the world of publishing. and she turned her sights toward law and attended St. john's University School of Law. She went on to work as an attorney in a Manhattan Law firm. She wrote her book Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type in 1995, shortly after the death of her father. It took another five years, however, before the book was published. She stated in her bio that this book was not only her first published book but also the easiest book to write, taking her only about 20 minutes to jot down the story. The book went on to become a Caldecott Honor Book. While the book eventually met with great success, publishers rejected it repeatedly for several years until a publisher eventually called her with the news that it would be published. Her success as a children's author continued with books such as Diary of a Worm published in 2003 and winner of Parent's Choice Award Slver 2003 Picture Book, Diary of a Spider published in 2003 and Rescue Bunnies. She made the 2013 New York Times High Profiles List with her title Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Based upon the books by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, this beginning reader features the elements that made the earlier "Diary" books popular-a first-person commentary with humor in both art and text and a likable set of down-to-earth characters. Through nicely separated chapters within a diary format written by a baseball-capped Worm, readers learn a few basic facts about gnats and observe a personal report of crisis in the making. Worm is thrilled with his responsibility of caring for the class gnat, listens carefully to Mrs. Mulch's information about the tiny creature, and even helps to name him. Worm's eager anticipation quickly evaporates when the gnat disappears while under his attentive care. "'Today is the worst day ever. I LOST OUR CLASS PET!'" Familiar characters from earlier titles include Worm's pal Spider in a supportive friend and listener role. With colorful watercolor cartoon illustrations that enhance the action, simple sentence structure, excellent examples of dialogue, large font and wide spacing, and an admirable Worm displaying responsibility and honesty, this addition deserves a place in all easy-reader collections.-Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.