Synopses & Reviews
In Petal and Poppy
,and#160;young readers are introduced to these charmingand#160;characters. Petal gets very nervous when Poppy decides to go scuba diving. What if she's eaten by a seaand#160;monster?and#160;Poppy thinks Petal is just being a worrywart.and#160;Perhaps. But maybe that's a good thing. Because when Poppy does find herself in a little trouble, who comes to her rescue?and#160;Petal!
With simple vocabulary, short sentences, and ample picture clues, this new Green Light Readers series will inspire and instructand#160;young readers on their journey to becoming lifelong readers.
"The fog leaves me agog."
"The story unfolds entirely through the characters' tidy dialogue and musings, which appear in speech and thought balloons. . . the action moves forward in rectangular comics-style panels, and the bright teals and oranges of his palette help make the friends' seaside home feel inviting and picturesque."
"The simple story with clear, bright art demonstrates that friends do not always need to agree and bobs along as buoyantly as sun across the water...A blithe and breezy charmer."
"The vibrant, graphic illustrations in comics-style panels and text aimed skillfully at newly emergent readers combine to tell a heartwarming story of how unexpected courage, kindness, and compromise can strengthen friendships. New readers will look forward to more adventures from Petal and Poppy."
The author of "Baa-Choo!" introduces an adorable new duo--best friends named Macaroni and Cheese. Full color.
When Macaroni sings a song,
Cheese will never sing along.
Mac likes to jump and play and sing,
But Cheese does not like anything.
Macaroni and Cheese are best friends, yet they couldnt be more different! Mac likes to pounce and bounce and jump, but Cheese just sits there like a lump. But when Mac runs into a problem with a gust of wind, Cheese stops being a grumpy grump long enough to help save his friends favorite hat. Written in the style of P. D. Eastmans classic Big Dog . . . Little Dog, this modern-day alley-cat odd couple will delight beginning readers.
Petal and Poppy are best friends. Sometimes they disagree.and#160;But then can always count on each other when the goingand#160;gets rough.
Petal and Poppy discover an uninvited visitor in their gardenand#8212;a penguin!and#160;At first, Petal's too afraid to let him in. But eventually not even Petal can resist this cute, friendly, and very talented little guy!
Petal and Poppy and the Penguin is the second Petal and Poppy book, told in graphic form. Word repetition, picture clues, and a simple plotline facilitate young readers in their development into lifelong lovers of reading.
Petal and Poppy are best friends. Sometimes they disagree. But theyand#160;can alwaysand#160;count on each other when the going gets rough.
About the Author
Sarah Weeks is an author, singer, and songwriter. Her many books for young readers include the My First I Can Read Book Splish, Splash!
, illustrated by Ashley Wolff, and the I Can Read Books Mac and Cheese
, Pip Squeak
, and Drip, Drop
, all illustrated by Jane Manning. She lives in upstate New York.
Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children's books, including the I Can Read! Books Baa-Choo! by Sarah Weeks and the New York Times bestselling The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She currently lives in Deep River, Connecticut.