On the Lookout!

On the Lookout Diptych

Martin is all set for a field trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the museum when the bus leaves without him!

In this second lively trio of illustrated stories, Martin Bridge is on the lookout – for that bus, for sandwiches made with eraser shavings, for an escaped parakeet and for a Park Ranger Super-Charged All-Night Flashlight. Includes three stories:  “Yesterday’s Party”, “Field Trip” and “Polly.”

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  • “Young readers will identify with Martin and will celebrate his successes while recognizing his shortcomings. The rich secondary characters, realistic charcoal illustrations and familiar situations are perfect for chapter book readers. May young readers have more from Martin.” Kirkus Starred Review, August 15, 2005.
  • “Honest dialogue brings to life three short stories about a boy who has a lot to learn about making and keeping friends.” Scholastic Instructor, August 1, 2005.

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Cover used by permission of Kids Can Press. Text © 2005 Jessica Scott Kerrin, illustrations © 2005 Joseph Kelly.