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A Hole in the Wall (I Like to Read)

Hans Wilhelm


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Hardcover (1/30/2016)


Dog looks through a hole in the wall and sees another dog. But when warthog looks, he sees something very different. This Level D book is perfect for new readers.

Dog can't wait to tell Warthog, Lion, and Elephant about the other dog he saw.  But when the other animals look through the hole, none of them see the same thing.  They argue, because each animal is sure the others are wrong.  But it turns out the hole isn't a hole at all--it's a mirror!

This funny adaptation of Mark Twain's A Fable is simple enough for the youngest readers, but clever and funny enough for everyone to enjoy--and at the end, friendship prevails.

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 D, for late kindergarten, features longer sentences and greater variety in sentence structure than levels A, B, and C. May include quesitons. When Level D is mastered, follow up with Level E.

Praise For A Hole in the Wall (I Like to Read)

"The type is large and bold and uses color to highlight various words . . . A deceptively subtle thought-provoker for preschoolers."—Kirkus Reviews
"The language may be simple, but Wilhelm's loosely outlined cartoon animals never lack for emotions, their exaggerated facial expressions highlighting their curiosity, skepticism, anger, and eventual delight. It's an amusing addition to the bookshelf of stories that let children feel smarter than the characters they are reading about."—Publishers Weekly
"A fun story about self-perception, truth, and imagination; a great choice to act out with stuffed animals and a mirror."—School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823445226, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 2019

About the Author

Hans Wilhelm is an author and illustrator of many books for children. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and are popular worldwide. Born in Bremen, Germany, Hans lived in Africa before moving to the United States. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, who is also an artist. A Hole in the Wall was inspired by "A Fable," by Mark Twain.