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Minerva Louise Goes to School Paperback – 26 Sep 1996

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  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton and Dial (26 Sept. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580481663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580481663
  • ASIN: 0525454942
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 1 x 21.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,668,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Out for an early morning walk, a chicken wanders into a school that she mistakes for a fancy barn.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
She may be a chicken, but she's no bird brain! 17 Aug. 2000
By K. Bennett - Published on
Format: Paperback
The world looks different when you're a chicken. Your kids might know what a school looks like, even if they haven't spent much time in one, but to Minerva Louise, an inquisitive hen, that big empty building she encounters during her early morning walk is a wonderful, fancy barn. She filters everything she sees through her own experience, so that the custodian raising the flag becomes the farmer hanging his laundry out to dry, and the wastebasket at the side of the teacher's desk becomes a feed bucket. The kids' cubby holes are nesting boxes -- there's even one with an egg in it. To Minerva it's an egg, but your kids will recognize it as a baseball nestled in a ball glove. This is another great book if you need something light-hearted to calm first-day jitters. The illustrations are crisp and bright, and it's hard not to like Minerva Louise, even if she is a silly goose, er, chicken.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
We love this screwball feather-brain! 8 Feb. 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
My 2.5 year old just loves Minerva Louise. What a funny hen...even the name is very catchy! My daughter delights in telling Minerva Louise how mistaken she is in her "know-it-all" assessments of the world! And Minerva Louise is often listed as one my daughter's "friends" whenever we're going down the list of her good friends! We read this book thru the library, but now I am ordering all 3 books on her. What a funny, silly, and love-able hen!
Yay Minerva! 7 Oct. 2008
By Emily J. Morris - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is the charming story of a feather-headed (pun intended) hen who sees everything only in terms she can understand, which leads to hysterical discrepencies when she enters an elementary school. It's witty, fresh, and sweet, and kids will love it.
love it! 18 Jan. 2014
By R. Ortiz - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Minerva Louise is one of my favorite characters. I read it and re read it to my preschool students and they always love it! This is the book that I read the very first day of school!
Minerva Louise 30 Mar. 2013
By plp - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The Minerva Louise book series are very good. We did 4-H Chickens and I've taken the books to schools and the fair to share.
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