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3, 2, 1, Go! (I Like to Read)

Emily Arnold McCully


List Price: 14.95*
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Paperback (1/1/2015)


Fly into fun with a determined girl engineer named Min who finds a clever way to join her big sister's games. This Level G book is perfect for young readers building their vocabulary and skills!
Big Sister Ann and her friend Bess are playing school—and Min wants to join in. But Ann tells Min she's not ready for school.  "Here is the line." says Ann, "You may not step over it."
Min doesn't give up so easily, though—she finds a rock and a board, some rope and a tube, and builds herself a catapult and rocket. Launching herself into the air and over the line, Min ends up in the middle of the playdate without stepping over the line.
Beginning readers will cheer underdog Min's triumphant landing in this easy-to-read book that celebrates ingenuity and perseverance.  Detailed watercolor illustrations by Caldecott medalist Emily Arnold McCully showcase the budding engineer's brilliant plan. They'll all play rocket scientists instead!
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!
For early-to-mid first grade readers, Level G books feature more complex storylines than prior levels, and a wider variety of structure and punctuation.  Illustrations offer support for decoding the more challenging vocabulary words introduced.

Praise For 3, 2, 1, Go! (I Like to Read)

* "A sure hit."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"This succeeds both as entertainment and instruction; the pachyderms' social interactions and STEM content are a delightful bonus."—Booklist
"The pen and ink with watercolor illustrations clearly depict the action and follow the text. They provide just the right amount of detail, expression, and white space to help new readers along. This easy reader is sure to be well liked by siblings, regardless of their birth order."—School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823432882, 24pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2015

About the Author

Emily Arnold McCully has won many awards, including the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire and a Christopher Award for Picnic. One of her earlier I Like to Read® titles, Pete Won't Eat, received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, which noted, "New readers will eat this up," and from School Library Journal, which said, "The illustrations are priceless." She lives in New York.