From the Series I Care (Pull Ahead Readers People Smarts — Fiction)
Different pets have different needs. But every pet deserves love. Discover how children in one neighborhood care for their pets in this charming tale. Pairs with the nonfiction title, I Care for My Pet
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Category||Leveled Readers, Reading/Language Arts, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Pull Ahead Readers|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||16|
Author: Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Megan Borgert-Spaniol is a writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She likes to write about food, animals, and human nature. She also loves dreaming up fun characters and telling their stories.
Illustrator: Lisa Hunt
From an early age Lisa Hunt developed a love for drawing and would stay up scribbling in her sketchbooks at night. Fast forward to the present day, Lisa lives near London and she still is still scribbling and sketching into late hours! When not at her desk, she can usually be found in the local coffee shop eating carrot cake, or on the staircase at home waggling a bit of string at an over-excitable ginger cat.
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“What are some pets that a child might have? How might they care for this? This beautifully illustrated text helps to identify the answer to these questions for emergent readers. Part of the “I Care” series of leveled texts, this book supports readers in learning ways to function within the world. This is a single text within the set, which pairs both fiction and nonfiction texts for readers to experience both genres at early ages. Each text incorporates repetition of lines to support emergent readers as they participate in the act of reading. The high-quality text allows readers to use the pictures to help figure out the story, if they complete a good picture walk prior to reading. This specific text is a non-fiction text level A with lots of great characteristics for this developmental level. It presents opportunities for readers to engage with a supplemental discussion of the pets within the text, as well as to gain the context of care each pet needs. The illustrations contain a diverse representation of characters in both race and gender. Additionally, it integrates an apartment complex as the home for all the characters. While this is a great text, the inclusion of a table of contents might be a bit premature and unnecessary. Reviewer Rating: 5" –Children’s Literature
“Featuring repetitive sentence structures and sight words, the books are designed for new and developing readers. . . . Colorful illustrations support each action, making it easy for new readers to identify what is happening.”—School Library Journal