Synopses & Reviews
A woman from the principle's office brings in a test for the first grade class. The first question asks whether rabbits eat lettuce, dog food, or sandwiches. George knows that rabbits eat carrots, so he draws in a picture to let the test makers know the correct answer. The kindergarteners realize that most of the questions have more than one answer. They spend so much time thinking over the test that no one finishes on time except for Anna Maria. She did so well on the test that she is moved into the special class. But is doing well on a test all that matters? Young readers will delight in learning that being the smartest on a test may not be as important as being a good friend.
The first grade is distressed by an intelligence test which fails to measure true aptitude.
This timely book, reissued with new art, goes right to the heart of the school testing issue. When the lady from the principle's office brings in a test for the first grade class, the children find that none of the proffered answers are exactly right, so they have trouble with the test. Fortunately, their teacher knows what's really important: being creative and being a good friend, things that can't be found on a standarized test. This is a great book to remind people that being smartest on a test may not be all that matters in the classroom.