|The One and Only Stuey Lewis
|What You Need to Know:
• The One and Only Stuey Lewis is a welcome new character for the early chapter book set.
• Stuey is in second grade navigating social and emotional issues in this funny, sincere collection of stories.
• Stuey Lewis is sure to be a hit with boys and girls and especially with reluctant readers.
• Schoenberg has a real talent for creating authentic situations and true-to-life characters. Young readers
will identify with and relate to them.
|Sweet Book Summary:
Stuey Lewis is a funny young man in second grade. He is very busy learning to read (late!), making friendships and trying to follow in his big brothers footsteps, along with all the other typical second grade situations. I love Stuey! Schoenberg has created a truly perfect second grade male character. Her depiction is so accurate that it makes me wonder if she hasn't been moonlighting as a second grade teacher! Stuey's struggles are sure to resonate with young readers and those young readers will rejoice as he always finds his way.
Stuey's second grade classroom teacher is Ginger. She asks to be called by her first name because she considers herself to be a thoroughly modern educator. Every elementary school student should be lucky enough to have a teacher like Ginger for at least one year. Ginger's classroom environment is like a dream come true for kids. She provides young readers with a great model of how to seek help and navigate friendships, even if their classroom isn't so perfect. These stories arc from the beginning of second grade to the very last day. The back cover informs us that Stuey will be back to chronicle his third grade adventures. I am positive readers will be clamoring for that next volume!
|Author: Jane Schoenberg Illustrator: Cambria Evans Published: 2011, 128 pages
Themes: Friendship, Humor, Adventure, School, Books for Boys
|Sweet Discussion Questions:
• What did you think of Stuey's classroom?
• Have you ever had a teacher like Ginger? How was he/she similar? How was he/she different?
• What was so special about Ginger?
• Do you have any of the same struggles/fears that Stuey has?
• What are your fears? How do you deal with them?
• Is any subject at school particularly hard for you? Which one? What makes it so challenging?
• What do you think you can do to make it easier so you can succeed in that subject?
|This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
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