Snow Joke (I Like to Read) (Hardcover)

By Bruce Degen

Holiday House, 9780823430659, 24pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/20/2015)

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

Bunny and Red learn the value of forgiveness in this Level D book, perfect for kindergarten readers.
 
Bunny is excited about playing with her friends in the snow. But Red the Squirrel plays too rough—he keeps pulling mean pranks, claiming "It's just a joke!"
 
When his tricks backfire and his friends are the ones laughing, Red is upset. But instead of holding a grudge, Bunny invites him back into the group for cocoa and laughter. Compassion and empathy save the day in an easy-to-read story from Bruce Degen, the celebrated illustrator of The Magic School Bus series. . . And that's (s)no(w) joke!
 
The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards.  Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!
 
Suitable for late kindergarten readers, Level D books feature wider vocabulary, longer sentences, and greater variety in sentence structure than Levels A, B, and C.  When Level D is mastered, follow up with Level E.


About the Author

Bruce Degen is a best-selling author and illustrator of numerous award-winning books for children, including The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole and Jamberry, which he both wrote and illustrated. He lives in Connecticut.


Praise For Snow Joke (I Like to Read)

"Degen presents a story that's not only perfect for budding readers but also one that teaches kindness and etiquette at an early age."—Booklist

"Degen's cartoonish illustrations center on expressive, endearing, anthropomorphic animal characters. Pleasing, painterly backgrounds avoid cluttering the pages to allow easy decoding of the controlled text.  A snow book that deserves a warm reception from new readers."—Kirkus Reviews

"The illustrations enhance the story, adding lots of details about the bunnies' winter day. . . . a good choice for the very earliest readers."—School Library Journal

"This easy reader delivers a message that will serve any child well." —Publishers Weekly