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A Pet Named Sneaker: The Wildfire Series (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Fifty years after the publication of Robert the Rose Horse comes Joan Heilbroner's second Beginner Book—A Pet Named Sneaker, with illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre. A madcap tale reminiscent of The Cat in the Hat, Go, Dog. Go!, and A Fish Out of Water, Sneaker is the story of a pet-store snake who longs for a real home. When he is finally adopted by Pete—a young boy charmed by Sneaker's uncanny ability to twist himself into different shapes—Sneaker not only proves himself a good pet, but proves to be a good student (sneaking into school with Pete and learning to read and write); a good citizen (saving a drowing toddler at a community pool); and a goodwill ambassador for the entire animal kingdom (inspiring the community to open the pool to all animals)! With delightfully understated, wickedly funny illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre, this is a fantastic, funny book that will sneakily get beginning readers reading on their own!

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Review:

"Sneaker is a sad pet shop snake until bright-eyed, freckle-faced Pete adopts him. 'Sneaker liked his new home,' writes Heilbroner (Robert the Rose Horse), as Lemaitre (Artist Ted) shows the new BFFs making the most of Pete's imagination and Sneaker's slithery gifts: 'He had fun with Pete. He played I Am a Necktie, I am a Hat, and I Am Handcuffs.' From there, it's one sweet, goofy thing after another, with the sunny, color-saturated drawings driving the action of Heilbroner's first book in 20 years. Sneaker wins over Pete's squeamish classmates and learns to read and write his name (his penmanship is impressive considering he holds the pencil in his tail). By the end of the story, Sneaker has even found meaningful work as a lifeguard at a local pool — proof positive that nice snakes finish first. Told with easygoing assurance, marvelous economy, and goodhearted humor by two pros, this Beginner Book should sneak its way into the heart of early readers. Or as Sneaker would say, 'Yesssssssssssssssssss!' Ages 5 — 8. Agent: Julie Just, Janklow & Nesbit Associates. Illustrator's agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Fifty years after the publication of Robert the Rose Horse comes Joan Heilbroner's second Beginner Book—A Pet Named Sneaker, with illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre. A madcap tale reminiscent of The Cat in the Hat, Go, Dog. Go!, and A Fish Out of Water, Sneaker is the story of a pet-store snake who longs for a real home. When he is finally adopted by Pete—a young boy charmed by Sneaker's uncanny ability to twist himself into different shapes—Sneaker not only proves himself a good pet, but proves to be a good student (sneaking into school with Pete and learning to read and write); a good citizen (saving a drowing toddler at a community pool); and a goodwill ambassador for the entire animal kingdom (inspiring the community to open the pool to all animals)! With delightfully understated, wickedly funny illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre, this is a fantastic, funny book that will sneakily get beginning readers reading on their own! 

About the Author

JOAN HEILBRONER is best known for her first book, Robert the Rose Horse, which was published in 1961. Acquired by Dr. Seuss when he was editor of Beginner Books, it has been in print for over 50 years. Her inspiration to write A Pet Named Sneaker came from her grandchildren, Quentin and Katrina, and their talented pet snake Plato. A graduate of Columbia University, Ms. Heilbroner worked as a school librarian until her retirement.  

PASCAL LEMAITRE is the illustrator of numerous books for young people, and his editorial work appears regularly in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Time, and Print. He spends half the year in Brussels, where he teaches at Le Cambre, and half the year in Brooklyn, New York. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307975805
Author:
Heilbroner, Joan
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Author:
Lemaitre, Pascal
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Pets
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Beginner Books(R)
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.81 x 0.34 in 0.45 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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Product details 48 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780307975805 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sneaker is a sad pet shop snake until bright-eyed, freckle-faced Pete adopts him. 'Sneaker liked his new home,' writes Heilbroner (Robert the Rose Horse), as Lemaitre (Artist Ted) shows the new BFFs making the most of Pete's imagination and Sneaker's slithery gifts: 'He had fun with Pete. He played I Am a Necktie, I am a Hat, and I Am Handcuffs.' From there, it's one sweet, goofy thing after another, with the sunny, color-saturated drawings driving the action of Heilbroner's first book in 20 years. Sneaker wins over Pete's squeamish classmates and learns to read and write his name (his penmanship is impressive considering he holds the pencil in his tail). By the end of the story, Sneaker has even found meaningful work as a lifeguard at a local pool — proof positive that nice snakes finish first. Told with easygoing assurance, marvelous economy, and goodhearted humor by two pros, this Beginner Book should sneak its way into the heart of early readers. Or as Sneaker would say, 'Yesssssssssssssssssss!' Ages 5 — 8. Agent: Julie Just, Janklow & Nesbit Associates. Illustrator's agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Fifty years after the publication of Robert the Rose Horse comes Joan Heilbroner's second Beginner Book—A Pet Named Sneaker, with illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre. A madcap tale reminiscent of The Cat in the Hat, Go, Dog. Go!, and A Fish Out of Water, Sneaker is the story of a pet-store snake who longs for a real home. When he is finally adopted by Pete—a young boy charmed by Sneaker's uncanny ability to twist himself into different shapes—Sneaker not only proves himself a good pet, but proves to be a good student (sneaking into school with Pete and learning to read and write); a good citizen (saving a drowing toddler at a community pool); and a goodwill ambassador for the entire animal kingdom (inspiring the community to open the pool to all animals)! With delightfully understated, wickedly funny illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre, this is a fantastic, funny book that will sneakily get beginning readers reading on their own! 
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