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Children's Fiction Friendship

Nice Try, Charlie!

The Adventures of Garbage Picking Charlie

by (author) Matt James

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
Category
Friendship, Homelessness & Poverty, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781773061801
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $21.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781773061818
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $10.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 3 to 7

Description

A new picture book about friendship and community from Matt James, acclaimed author and illustrator of The Funeral.

With his cart full of treasures and big green hat, Charlie is a neighborhood fixture. When he finds a pie, he sets off to find the owner — and helps some friends along the way.

Poignant and funny, this story is an ode to resourcefulness and the compassion that turns neighbors into friends. Charlie and his friends might not have much — but they have each other.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

About the author

Awards

  • Short-listed, Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year Award
  • Commended, Globe 100 Favourite Books

Other titles by Matt James