THE BIG TEST
Written by Julie Danneberg, Illustrated by Judy Love
Published July 2011
Publisher Charlesbridge
32 Pages/ISBN 9781580893619
Ages 5-8

Review:  (Julie)  Mrs. Hartwell worked hard with her students throughout the school year.  As the year came to a close, the kids were scheduled to take a big test to gauge what they’d learned.  It was a long test so the students practiced sitting still and filling in answer bubbles to prepare.  Even though they were ready, they were nervous.  So much so that they started heading to the nurse’s office in ones and twos.  But Mrs. Hartwell knows how to relieve the pressure.  She has a big surprise waiting for them in the library!

Despite their anxiousness, the hard work of the students paid off!  Bright and lively expressive artwork clearly demonstrates the anguish and surprise of the students and will bring young readers right into Mrs. Hartwell’s classroom.  ♥♥♥

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