One Tractor (I Like to Read) (Paperback)

By Alexandra Siy, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823440153, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 16, 2018

List Price: 6.99*
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With trucks, trains, planes, and pirates, this counting book is more than meets the eye.  Guided Reading Level G.

When one tractor in the grass runs out of gas, the backyard doesn't stay quiet for long. Soon pirates sail in to play, and the backyard races to life with airplanes, cranes, trucks, and trains.

The simple rhyming text is paired with detailed illustrations depicting the young boy's imaginative games-- three ships full of pirates, four cranes building a city of sandcastles, five trucks zooming across the lawn.

Readers can count along as the vehicles and machines soar, hoist, dig, and zoom in this fantastical number book.  Young readers, boys partricularly, will love the trucks, trains, vehicles, and machines--and pirates--that spill across each page. The humorous and imaginative play portrayed in this book perfectly balances its emphasis on counting. 

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.

About the Author

Alexandra Siy's books, among them Spidermania, have won many awards, including an Orbis Pictus Honor, an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award, and an American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. She lives in Feura Bush, New York.

Jacqueline Rogers has illustrated books for children of all ages over her thirty-year career. She lives in Chatham, New York.

Praise For One Tractor (I Like to Read)

"with its simple rhyme and nicely detailed double-page, watercolor spreads, the book does give children an opportunity to recognize the kind of imaginative play they engage in every day as well as join in the counting action that happens on the pages."—Booklist
"A young boy's imagination fuels adventures galore in this clever one-to-ten counting book. . . . Each of the toys has its own personality, and young readers will patiently seek out each of their silly antics on the generous full-page spreads."—Kirkus Reviews

"This is a counting book, a vehicle book, and a pirate adventure, all rolled into one appealing package."—School Library Journal