The I.Q. Books
Written and Illustrated by Mary Ann Fraser
Published by Walker Books
Published by Walker Books
I.Q. GOES TO SCHOOL
Walker Books 2002
PB ISBN# 0-8027-7698-1
I.Q. came to Mrs. Furber's class on the first day of school. He loves being in class with the children, but who wants to be class pet when being a student is so much fun? And when will it be his turn to be Student of the Week?
I.Q. GOES TO THE LIBRARY
Walker Books 2003
When Mrs. Furber announces that it's Library Week, I.Q. can't be more excited. During his first visit, I.Q. makes the amazing discovery that he can borrow books once he gets his own library card. Will he be able to borrow a book like the other students?
"Fraser expertly weaves monthly and seasonal themes throughout the story, and her detailed, colorful scenes of an inviting, stimulating classroom will go a long way toward getting kids excited about school. Preschools and day-care centers, as well as the growing-number of elementary schools that offer programs for incoming kindergartners,
will want to add this to their collections." Booklist
"Fraser's overall handling is tender, totally focused on the development level of the reader, and sensitive to the needs of the young student who will be learning just like I.Q." Kirkus Reviews
"The book could easily be used to introduce first-time students to the school environment, and will be enjoyed as a gently humorous story." School Library Journal
"Young readers who find desk work intimidating will enjoy reading about an amiable mouse who shares their struggles." Publishers Weekly
"A sure bet during National Library Week, but fun anytime."
"...This artfully conveys both the basics of how most libraries are organized, and a sense of why they're the place to be." Kirkus Reviews
"Fraser's simple story provides a satisfactory overview of the materials and services available in a contemporary school media center. The book's clean layout and design feature nicely understated but loving details such as thematically consistent endpapers and visual storytelling that begins on the title page. Like I.Q., this winning picture book should find a comfortable home in any school or library setting."
School Library Journal
I.Q. IT'S TIME
Walker Books 2005
I.Q.'s class is going to have a very busy day. Not only do the students have to do all of their regular work, but they have to prepare the classroom for Parents' Night! Luckily Mrs. Furber is also teaching the students everything about telling time. I.Q. really needs to
know how to tell time, since he wants to make a special surprise for the parents. But with recess, lunchtime, and cleanup, the hours are slipping by very quickly. Will I.Q. finish his surprise before 7:00, when Parents' Night begins?
"Delightful illustrations and wonderfully expressive faces extend the story. A comforting look at what to expect from kindergarten by an already beloved character." Kirkus Reviews
I.Q. GETS FIT
Walker Books 2005
It's going to be an active month in I.Q.'s classroom--it's Health Month! And when the school announces that those who pass the fitness test will get a gold ribbon, I.Q. knows right away that he wants to win one. Will I.Q.'s hard work pay off as he goes for the gold?
"Fraser’s droll illustrations steal the show as I.Q. uses everyday objects as fitness equipment and learns the hard way to follow the rules on his poster. I.Q. is one determined mouse who will have youngsters cheering for him as they subtly absorb the lesson he’s teaching." Kirkus Reviews
"The message comes through in the clearly written text and the appealing colored-pencil, gouache, and ink illustrations." Booklist
"Fraser has written an uncomplicated but endearing story that touches on all of the basics of a primary-grade health unit: rest and exercise; the new food pyramid and eating balanced meals; drinking lots of water. A good choice for libraries and classrooms".SLJ, July
"As a K-4th grade P.E. teacher, I was very excited to use "I.Q. Gets Fit"
in my Kindergarten P.E. class. Then we got a drink. This book helped my students remember the ways to stay fit. Thank you for writing I.Q. gets fit. It is a perfect fit for using Language Arts in P.E."--Mark Ricketts, Lorane Elementary P.E. teacher