When her second-grade teacher announces a Clean Desk Award to those who deserve it, Amber knows she wants one!
by Paula Danziger
by Paula Woods
by Robert C. McMillan
by Don Maruska, Jay Perry
by Paula T. Renfroe
by Elyse Schein, Paula Bernstein
by Paula Fox
by Jonathan Maberry
"Everything about Amber Brown's second-grade experience is positive until she discovers how hard it is to be neat. She's been getting better at math, tolerates her friend Justin's chicken jokes, and is the "pocket queen" when she wears two pairs of overalls. But she's despondent when treats and ribbons are given for clean desks. What will it take for Amber to master the skill of neat desk-keeping? Dana Lubotsky has the earnest and childlike voice of a dedicated student. She projects Amber's anxiety at her own lack of organization, dragging out words and phrases to mirror Amber's slow feet and lack of action. Conversely, Lubotsky exudes joy, as only a second-grader can, with Amber's success. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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