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Not Me! (I Like to Read)

Valeri Gorbachev


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Paperback (2/28/2016)


Bear likes going to the beach, but Chipmunk says "Not me!" in this Guided Reading Level D story, perfect for beginning readers.

Summer is here, and Bear and Chipmunk are headed to the beach. Bear likes the sun, and the sand, and swimming.  But Chipmunk doesn't. The sun is too bright, the waves are so big, and the big fish are scary when you're so small!

Full of humor, Valeri Gorbachev's colorful illustrations add detail and help support understanding of the text—and they're sure to make young readers laugh, as Bear floats serenely past Chipmunk, who's stuck upside-down in a float. 

"Why did you come?" asks Bear finally, as Chipmunk tries to help collect their things. "I came to be with you," replies Chipmunk. Sometimes it doesn't matter what you're doing—as long as you're with your friends!

Bear and Chipmunk enjoy winter weather, too, in Me Too!, another I Like to Read® book.
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.

Praise For Not Me! (I Like to Read)

"The minimal text is accessible, and the repeated refrain is perfect for pre- and emergent readers. Children are in for a surprise and giggle . . . A satisfying seasonal story about the beach but also about best buds."—School Library Journal
"With its large format, big print, and easy-to-read text, the book works well for beginning readers and for reading aloud to younger children. Another enjoyable outing featuring these two good friends."—Booklist
"An early reader that kids will want to befriend."—Kirkus Reviews
"a pleasing valentine to friendship."—The Horn Book

Holiday House, 9780823435463, 24pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2016

About the Author

Valeri Gorbachev moved to the United States from his native Ukraine in 1991. He has illustrated more than fifty children's books, half of which he also wrote, including Me Too!; Nicky and the Big, Bad Wolves; That's What Friends Are For; and Turtle's Penguin Day. His books have been translated into many languages, and he has participated in numerous exhibitions of children's book illustrations in the United States, the former Soviet Union, and Europe. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.