Synopses & Reviews
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.
Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books)
Marisol, who lives in Puerto Rico, wants a dog very much but her grandfather will not let her have one, until a skinny mutt wins him over.
About the Author
Charlotte Pomerantz was born in New York City, where she still lives. Among her many popular books for children are Mangaboom
, illustrated by Anita Lobel; Here Comes Henny
(based on the wordplay of James Joyce), illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker; Halfway to Your House
, illustrated by Gabrielle Vincent; Flap Your Wings and Try
and All Asleep
, illustrated by Nancy Tafuri; and Posy
, illustrated by Catherine Stock (a Christopher Award book).
Jennifer Plecas's illustrations appear in many popular books for children, including Wrapping Paper Romp, a Growing Tree book by Patricia Hubbell, and Rattlebone Rock by Sylvia Andrews, as well as the ALA Notable Book the Outside Dog, an I Can Read Book by Charlotte Pomerantz. Ms. Plecas lives in Blue Springs, Missouri.