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Up (I Like to Read)

Joe Cepeda


List Price: 14.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/7/2017)
Paperback (7/30/2016)


Let the wind carry you away in this Level B reader, perfect for kindergarteners!

Look! Two brothers are asleep in their bed when a magical breeze blows through their window, carrying a pinwheel. When the younger boy brings it to the window, the pinwheel carries him away!
Written with only twelve simple words, this picture book is geared toward the newest readers, featuring energetic artwork that helps support understanding of the story.

I See is a companion book to Joe Cepeda's other I Like to Read books, Up (a Guided Reading Level B book) and I Dig (Guided Reading Level C), featuring the same curious, excited brothers exploring the world around them and celebrating the diversity of everyday life.

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!

Level B readers feature short sentences with high-frequency words, for kindergarten readers who've mastered Level A and are ready to build more fluency.  The illustrations provide clues to word meanings.

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

Holiday House, 9780823436552, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2016

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.