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Other titles in the I Can Read Books series:
Marigold and Grandma on the Town (I Can Read Books)by Stephanie Calmenson
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I Can Read Books are widely recognized as the premier line of beginning readers. Inaugurated with Else Holmelund Minarik'S LITTLE BEAR, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown to over 200 titles that include mysteries, adventure stories, poetry, historical fiction, and humor. Featuring the finest authors and illustrators, I Can Read Books introduce children to the joy of reading independently.
About the Author
Stephanie Calmenson grew up in Brooklyn, New York, never imagining she would someday become a writer. She began her professional life as an early childhood teacher where she says she had the pleasure of reading to children and discovering which books captivate them. When budget cuts left her looking for work, she became a children's book editor and had the pleasure of seeing how a book is made. Planning to go back to teaching, she enrolled in a Master's Program in Education at New York University where she took a course called, "Writing for Children." Her very first story was published in a children's magazine. She was off and writing!
Though she now spends her days at home in front of a computer instead of in a classroom, Stephanie still considers herself a teacher, speaking to children through her books. Before beginning a book, she always asks herself the same question: What will this book give to a child? Will it be a love of language? A feeling of being valued? A trip to a new place? An introduction to numbers or letters? A belly laugh to ease a difficult growing-up day? When she is satisfied with the answer, she begins to write.
Her next task is to be sure her book will bring joy in the reading. Humor is her best ally. Check out books like, Dinner at the Panda Palace, The Principal's New Clothes, The Frog Principal, The Teeny Tiny Teacher, for a sampling. Even Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story, has a healthy dose of humor thanks to the book's irresistible shaggy star.
Stephanie Calmenson divides her time between New York City and Long Island. She loves children, language and laughter and her work brings together all three in books that have been described as "marvelous" (Publishers Weekly), "lyrical" (School Library Journal), "sweet, funny, and right on the mark" (Booklist).
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