Phoebe and the Spelling Bee by Barney Saltzberg

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Participating in her class spelling bee, Phoebe uses her wonderful imagination to remember tough word spellings.
 

About Barney Saltzberg

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Barney Saltzberg is the author of more than 30 books for children, including "Good Egg" and the bestselling "Touch and Feel Kisses" series, with over 800,000 copies in print. Additionally, he 's recorded four albums of songs for children. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two dogs, and a pond full of fish.
 
Published October 1, 1997 by Disney-Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Echoing on-going arguments about literacy, Saltzberg (This Is a Great Place for a Hot Dog Stand) contends that rote learning doesn't work for everyone. Phoebe has a week to prepare for a spelling bee,

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another girl wins the ""Champion Speller"" certificate, but Phoebe proudly accepts a prize for ""Wonderful Imagination."" The unremarkable watercolor and colored-pencil cartoons don't advance the theme of uniqueness, but Phoebe's clearly explained tactics could help students who balk at spelling ...

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