Synopses & Reviews
Revisit three wonderful stories from Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant and award-winning illustrator Mark Teague -- with new cover art and design!
In this easy-to-read chapter book, Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures and whimsical ideas! Poppleton grows an icicle garden and ends up with an icicle fence instead. He sculpts a bust of Cherry Sue without explaining his constant visits just to look at her face. And he wonders why he can't find a friend to go on a sleigh ride with. No one can go, because they're all preparing Poppleton's birthday party!
These hilarious stories feature simple language, everyday experiences, and beautiful illustrations--perfect for beginning readers!
Praise for books in the series:
"Guest's economic eloquence is in perfect sync with Davenier's elegant watercolor and ink drawings."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Iris and Walter will join Frog and Toad and Henry and Mudge in a prominent place on the easy-reading shelves."--The Bulletin
This Level 3 Green Light Reader finds best friends Iris and Walter looking forward toand#160;Walter'sand#160;birthday party.and#160;But will the party turn into a disaster when the mainand#160;activity--taking turns riding Walter's horse Rain--has to be postponed?and#160;Rain seems sick, or is she?and#160;Maybe thisand#160;unexpected change of plansand#160;will lead to a beautifuland#160;Surprise in the barn!and#160;
It's Walter's birthday, and he has big plans for his party.and#160;His best friend, Iris, is making a surprise present for him, and even Walter's horse, Rain, is excited. But when the big day finally arrives, something totally unexpected happens. Willand#160;the sudden change inand#160;plans ruin everything,and#160;orand#160;turn it into the best birthday ever?and#160;Christine Davenier's charminglyand#160;expressiveand#160;illustrationsand#160;show a full range of childhood emotions.and#160;Now available in paperback as a Level 3 Green Light Reader!and#160;
A fieldand#160;trip to the aquarium is going to be so much fun!and#160;Everyone in Miss Cherry's class is excited about seeingand#160;amazing fish and unusual sea animals.and#160;But theand#160;aquarium is big,and#160;dark, and crowded.and#160;It's easy to get separated from the group.and#160;And that's exactly what happens in this Level 3 Green Light Readerand#160;starringand#160;best friendsand#160;Iris andand#160;Walter.and#160;and#160;
Iris and Walter can't wait for their class field trip to the aquarium. They'll get to sit together on the bus and visit scary sharks, shimmery angelfish, and, best of all, penguins. The aquarium is everything they had hoped forand#8212;until suddenly Walterand#160;gets lost! It's a good thing hisand#160;best friend,and#160;Iris, knowsand#160;what to do!and#160;Here are four chapters of easy reading pleasure in this new Level 3 Green Light Readers edition featuringand#160;sweet andand#160;sensitiveand#160;illustrations by Christine Davenier.and#160;
The day of the school play has finally arrived, but oh no--Iris is too sick to get out of bed! Will the show go on without her? And if so, who will helpand#160;Walter if he forgets his lines?and#160;Beginning and newly independent readers will be eagerand#160;to find out in thisand#160;Level 3 chapter book from Green Light Readers.
and#160;andquot;This excellent addition to the series is a perfect choice for newly independent readers.andquot;and#160; andmdash;School Library Journal
Iris and Walter are excited about performing in their first school play. Walter helps Iris make her costume. Iris helps Walter remember his lines. But when Iris wakes up sick on the morning of the play, sheandrsquo;s in for a big disappointment. Will the show go on without her?
In this Level 3 Greenand#160;Light Reader edition of the award-winning series,and#160;best friendsand#160;Iris and Walter show their true colors by helping each other solveand#160;big problems.and#160;With Walter's help, Iris just mightand#160;find a way to get the wild horseand#160;Rain to trust her. And with Iris's help, Walter just might getand#160;his teacher to stopand#160;using a nickname he doesn't like.and#160;Four easy-to-read chapters, perfect for newly independent readers.
andquot;As engaging as ever.andquot;and#160; andmdash;Publishers Weeklyand#160;Sometimes it takes two friends to solve a problem. So when Iris announces that she really wants to ride the wild horse Rain, Walter comes up with the perfect plan to help her. And when Walter has a terrible first day of school because his teacherand#160;calls him Walt instead of Walter,and#160;Iris gives him a wonderful idea on how he can andquot;show-and-tellandquot; hisand#160;feelingsand#160;about the nickname.and#160;After all, helping is what best friends do for each other!
About the Author
As a child in West Virginia, Cynthia Rylant never dreamed of becoming a writer. In her free time, she devoured Archie comic books and paperback romances and enjoyed the outdoors. But after taking one college English class, she was, “hooked on great writing… I didn’t know about this part of me until I went to college-didn’t know I loved beautiful stories.” And one night, inspired by the Southern writer James Agee, she sat down and wrote When I Was Young in the Mountains. Named a Caldecott Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, it was an instant success.
Since that night, Rylant hasn’t stopped creating wonderful books. Her stories explore friendship, love, grief, and other mysteries, and often draw on her memories of growing up in Appalachia. “I get a lot of personal gratification thinking of those people who don’t get any attention in the world and making them really valuable in my fiction-making them absolutely shine with their beauty.”
She lives with her many pets in the Pacific Northwest.
Mark Teague is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator whose books include the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling How Do Dinosaurs... series, the LaRue series, FIREHOUSE!, FUNNY FARM, and many other humorous picture books. Mark lives in New York state with his wife and their two daughters.