Up (I Like to Read) (Hardcover)

By Joe Cepeda

Holiday House, 9780823436552, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/30/2016)
Paperback (11/7/2017)

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Two brothers are asleep in their bed when a pinwheel flies through their window and into the hand of the younger boy. He stands in front of the window, and soon he’s flying through the sky where he sees a chicken, a sheep, a cow, and a pig. The wind carries the animals back to their farm and the boy back to his home, where he passes the pinwheel along to his brother. The very newest readers will enjoy the fun fantasy and energetic artwork as they read this very satisfying story told with twelve very simple words.

About the Author

Joe Cepeda received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach, and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. He is a fine artist, as well as an illustrator of more than thirty-five book jackets and picture books. Joe illustrated Hey, Hey, Hay! by Christy Mihaly, ¡Vamonos! Let's Go! by Rene Colato Lainez,and Swing Sisters by Karen Deans.  He both wrote and illustrated the I Like to Read books--Up and I Dig. Joe received an American Library Association Pura Belprè Honor and the Recognition of Merit Award from the George G. Stone Center for Children's Books. He lives in Southern California.

Praise For Up (I Like to Read)

"An accessible and imaginative title for emergent readers just learning to decode and understand the written word."—Kirkus Reviews
"Cepeda's friendly digital artwork and simple sentences . . . will encourage emerging readers through the easy-to-parse fantasy."—The Horn Book
"The vibrant, sketchy illustrations make the wind feel almost palpable, and add to the fun. . . . for children just starting out, there is enough for them to feel like empowered readers."—School Library Journal