In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
-- S. I. Hayakawa

Beginning readersYoung readersElementary readers
9 stars

The Signmaker's Assistant

AR: 2.9
Lexile: 550
RC: 4.3
Written and illustrated by
Tedd Arnold
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Realistic Funny Fiction

Original post — Friday, April 20, 2007
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Norman was the signmaker's assistant. He longed to have a shop of his own. One day he notices that people obey signs. That gave him an idea! What if he painted a sign that said "No School Today"? What if he painted other mischievous signs?

This is a really amusing book. I enjoy it quite a bit every time I read it. My students always laugh when I read it to them. It is funny and clever. But the best part is the pictures. Tedd Arnold has a great style that is easy to recognize. I love his art work. If you like funny books with great pictures, pick up any book illustrated by Tedd Arnold, especially this one!

(Last modified:08/29/2007)

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