Iris and Walter by Elissa Haden Guest
The School Play

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Iris and Walter can't wait for opening day of their first school play. Walter helps Iris make her costume. Iris helps Walter practice his lines. But when Iris wakes up on the morning of the play, she's in for a big disappointment.
Luckily, in this fifth book of the critically acclaimed, award-winning series, Iris learns that with a best friend like Walter and a teacher like Miss Cherry, there are always happy surprises just around the corner.
 

About Elissa Haden Guest

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Elissa Haden Guest has written ten books about Iris and Walter. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at www.elissahadenguest.com. Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.
 
Published August 1, 2006 by Perfection Learning. 44 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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In this fifth slice-of-life story about Iris and Walter, last seen in The Sleepover (2002), our heroes are preparing for a class play where Iris will be a cricket and Walter will be a dragonfly.

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Though Iris’s hair is an odd, bright blue and Guest tends to repeat phrases—not necessarily a weakness at this elementary reading level, but not natural-sounding either—fledgling readers will be drawn to this easy, four-chapter friendship story.

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When Iris moves reluctantly to the country from her home in the big city, she finds a friend in Walter.

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Iris and Walter: The School Play by Elissa Haden Guest, illus.

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Guest (Girl Stuff) lays out the central conflict in the first sentence (""When Iris and Iris's family moved from the big city to the country, Iris was sad"").

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In Iris and Walter and Cousin Howie by Elissa Haden Guest, illus.

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Iris anticipates her baby sibling with glee: ""It will be just like playing with a doll,"" she tells her friend Walter.

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