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It Is a Tree (I Like to Read)

Susan Batori


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Hardcover (4/7/2020)


Funny animals play a party game that's both silly and thought-provoking. This Level B book is perfect for new readers!

It is a tree. It is a wall. It is a snake. It is a fan.
A zebra, a giraffe, a turtle, and other animals play a party game. Blindfolded, they guess what's in the room by feel alone. Could it be a wall? A rope? A fan? No. It's an elephant!
This very easy-to-read story, based upon the ancient Indian parable about the blind men and the elephant, teaches point-of-view, and reinforces the simple vocabulary with bright illustrations of the different objects the animals guess. Perfect for new readers to practice on their own!
This book has been officially leveld by using the F&P Text Level Gradient (TM) Leveling System.
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 again and again with their parents, teachers, or on their own!
Level B  books, suitable for kindergarten readers, feature short sentences and high-frequency words. The illustrations provide cluse to word meanings. When Level B is mastered, follow up with Level C.
A Bank Street Best Childrens Book of the Year!

Praise For It Is a Tree (I Like to Read)

★ "This fun and efficient read pairs excellent cartoon illustrations with simple text for a splendid retelling of a classic fable. Great for storytime or individual sharing or as a catalyst for discussion about perspective and point of view."School Library Journal, Starred Review

"The amusing cartoon artwork makes for an excellent enhancement. . . . Cleverly designed for new readers' success." —Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823451364, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 7, 2021

About the Author

Susan Batori lives in Budapest, Hungary, with her soul mate, Robert, and with her cat, Kamilla. She studied graphic design at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. She worked as an art director at an advertising agency; then she noticed that drawing hilarious characters was much more fun. Since 2013, Susan has been working as a freelance children's book illustrator. Humor is the one thing in her studio that she could not live without.