The Best Chef in Second Grade (I Can Read! - Level 2)

Ollie is not the best at anything in second grade, but he does love to cook. So when he learns that the famous Chef Antonia will visit Room 75, he can't wait! However, everyone has to bring in their family's favorite dish—and Ollie has no Family Favorite. His little sister doesn't like anything! Will he lose his chance to finally be the best in the class?

A delicious blend of warmth and humor, this is a delightful story about doing what you love most.

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By Caitlin · ★★★☆☆ · December 20, 2011
A great Easy Reader for children who like to spend time helping out in the kitchen, The Best Chef in Second Grade is a good choice for young readers who might still need a little assistance to get through a book. Ollie is a young boy who feels like he isn't the best at anything in his class. So w... ...more
By Kate (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · April 20, 2015
This book which L randomly pulled off the early reader shelf at the library turned out to be surprisingly relevant. A boy tries to figure out what "family favorite" dish to cook for a special food day at school. (A's class is having a cultural food celebration at school this week.) Regardless of... ...more
By Tam (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · September 19, 2013
This is a "Reading with Help Level 2" meaning it's an engaging story with longer sentences and language play for developing readers. It has 4 short chapters.

Excerpt from the book:
"Ollie wanted to be the best at something in second grade. He was not the best reader. He was not the best runner. He... ...more
By Ky · ★★★★☆ · January 20, 2012
Ollie is a little boy with a great idea. This is a great single reader book with a simple but wonderful story. It demonstrates thoughtfulness and confidence in oneself. Big words with pictures that can help guide the reader. ...more
By Alessandra (The United States) · December 29, 2013
Great quick read for a curious kid.

My kids love these s book and as a parent it is the perfect length for a short bedtime story. ...more
By Katie · ★★★★★ · January 31, 2014
By Veronica (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · July 17, 2011
Cute easy reading book for young children to read and learn how to be the best chef! ...more
By Daniela (Alpine, CA) · ★★★★★ · August 09, 2010
I like cooking too just like Ollie. Ollie's sister is funny and I like that book a ton. ...more