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Penny and Her Dollby Kevin Henkes
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andquot;Dunreaand#39;s keen awareness of young childrenand#39;s concerns and quirks translates into charmingly simple illustrations and text.andquot; andmdash;Kirkus Reviews
Gideon has a favorite friend, his toy octopus. He brings Otto with him everywhere. But one day Otto doesnand#39;t stay right where Gideon put him . . .
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; This charming romp with an irrepressible, adorableand#160;gosling shines as a new Level 1 Greenand#160;Light Reader. Just right for young readers who are beginning to decode stories on their own, this edition features a bonus audio book download so kids can listen and read along. Look for the rest of the GossieandFriends early reader editions.
"Penny the mouse, who eagerly awaited the opportunity to sing for her busy family in Penny and Her Song, is delighted to receive a doll from her grandmother ('I love her already,' Penny tells her mother and father separately). But Penny faces a quandary when it comes to naming her doll. As her mother and father attend to 'the babies,' they offer suggestions, but nothing feels right until Penny stops thinking so hard and lets the name come to her. While the emotional stakes aren't quite as high in this sequel, the dynamics between Penny and her parents are spot-on, both in Henkes's pared-down prose and his delicate watercolor-and-ink scenes. Ages 4 – 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Enormously appealing." School Library Journal (starred review)
BooBooand#160;is the story of a curious blue gosling in the GossieandFriends series. Dunreaand#8217;s characteristically simple text and energetic illustrations make this story perfect for level 1 readers.
Otto, a stuffed octopus, is Gideonand#8217;s favorite friend!and#160; He brings Otto everywhere. But one day Otto doesnand#8217;t stay right where Gideon put him. An irresistible story about friendship, now a Green Light Reader. Includes bonus audio download.
An adorable GossieandFriendsand#160;story starring Peedie, the little yellow goslingand#160;in a red baseball cap, with simple text and energetic illustrationsand#160;that areand#160;perfect for level 1 readers.
A spunky story about another of Dunrea's darling goslings who wants to assert his independence! Perfect for the beginning readers crowd, this lovable GossieandFriendsand#160;installment isand#160;now a level 1 Green Light Reader. Includes bonus audio download.
In this Level 1 Green Light Reader, we meet Jasper and Joop: two very good friends who happen to be very different from one another. Includes bonus audio download with page-turn signals to help guide emerging readers.
andldquo;With diminuitive heroes who assert a budding independence, these tales demonstrate once again how well their creator knows his audience.andrdquo; andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
Gideon likes to splash with the ducklings, hop with the frogs, play chase-the-piglets, and scamper all over the farmyard. But one thing busy Gideon does not want to do is take his nap, no matter how many times his mother asks . . . until he gets tired, of course.and#160;This Level 1 Green Light Reader is perfect for new readers, and features a bonus audio book download so kids can listen and read along. Look for the rest of the GossieandFriends early reader editions!
Peedie is a small yellow gosling who sometimes forgets things. But he never forgets to wear his lucky red baseball cap. He wears it everywhereand#8212;until he puts it in a secret place.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; This simple story of forgetfulness and fun, with its expressive illustrations and childlike gosling characters, shines as a Level 1 Green Light Reader. This is just the right book for young readers who are beginning to decode stories on their own.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Features a bonus audio book download so kids can listen and read along. Look for the rest of the GossieandFriends early reader editions!
About the Author
Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages — among them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
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