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Nate Likes to Skate (I Like to Read)

Bruce Degen


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Paperback (2/28/2016)


 Nate loves skateboarding, but Kate prefers making hats. "I hate to skate," she tells Nate. "Do you like my hat?" Unimpressed, Nate retorts "I hate that hat." Kate’s feelings are hurt—so she ignores Nate as he falls. Now that Nate is hurt and sad, too, his outlook has changed. "Wait, Kate," he says. "I was a brat." Kate waits, and admits she wasn’t nice either, and new possibilities open. Now Nate and Kate both like to skate—and wear hats!  Straightforward and heartfelt, Nate and Kate’s story is the perfect reminder that we may not always share each other’s interests, but we must be respectful and open-minded all the same! An I Like to Read® book for emerging readers. Guided Reading Level D.

Praise For Nate Likes to Skate (I Like to Read)

"A great choice for sports-loving newbie readers."—School Library Journal
"With simplified forms and interesting textured effects, the pleasing graphite-and-colored-pencil illustrations create a neighborhood setting in which small shops sell hats, slats, and mats. From the I Like to Read series, here's a satisfying choice for children just getting started."—Booklist
"The simple controlled vocabulary, repeated phonic units, and generous white space squarely target emergent readers. Textured crayon illustrations depict the action, featuring animal characters with expressive, childlike faces."—The Horn Book

Holiday House, 9780823434565, 24pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2016

About the Author

Bruce Degen is the illustrator of the Magic School Bus series and both author and illustrator of the classic picture book Jamberry. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.