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The Resource Cork & Fuzz : the swimming lesson, by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Cork & Fuzz : the swimming lesson, by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Label
Cork & Fuzz : the swimming lesson
Title
Cork & Fuzz
Title remainder
the swimming lesson
Statement of responsibility
by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Title variation
  • Swimming lesson
  • Cork and Fuzz
Title variation remainder
the swimming lesson
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cork the muskrat wants his best friend Fuzz, a possum, to visit his home, but first he must teach Fuzz to swim and not be afraid of the water
Member of
Tone
Character
Review
Possum Fuzz and muskrat Cork are at odds over Fuzz's reluctance to visit Cork's house "in the middle of a pond" in this early-reader series entry. Cork offers to teach Fuzz how to swim, but after a lesson on land pretending to paddle through tickly grasses, Fuzz declares, "Swimming is not a possum thing to do." He decides to climb out on a branch over the pond to jump down on Cork's house, and Cork can barely watch as Fuzz gingerly makes his way along the branch—which ends up being a bit short. Startled by a bird, Fuzz falls into the water. Cork immediately dives in, and, in controlled text that ingeniously repeats words introduced earlier, he implores his friend to "paddle" and "kick." Safe and sound at book's end, the friends delight in Fuzz's swimming skills as Cork mulls over an offer of tree-climbing lessons. Throughout, Chaconas expertly controls and repeats vocabulary, delivering a tightly paced, engaging story arc over four brief chapters. McCue's accompanying illustrations, reminiscent of Garth Williams' use of line to create visual texture, strike a fine balance between echoing key textual events and terms and extending the narrative. This swimming lesson will make learning to read a pleasure. (Early reader. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10004530
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chaconas, Dori
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 290
  • 006-009
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
LC call number
PZ7.C342
LC item number
Cors 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
Reading level
  • 2
  • 1.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCue, Lisa
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Viking easy-to-read. Level 3
Series volume
0007
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts
  • Accelerated Reader 2.0.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swimming
  • Opossums
  • Muskrat
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Swimming
  • Opossums
  • Muskrat
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Muskrat
  • Opossums
  • Swimming
Target audience
primary
Label
Cork & Fuzz : the swimming lesson, by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn642844125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780448480510
Lccn
2010033297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)642844125
Label
Cork & Fuzz : the swimming lesson, by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn642844125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780448480510
Lccn
2010033297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)642844125

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