Simple enough for the newest of readers, this affectionate story is a reminder of all the huggable things we see every day. Guided Reading Level A.
With a simple text, where only one word changes per page, beloved author-illustrator David McPhail has crafted a sweet story in which a small child shows her love for everything around her-- her cat and dog, her favorite tree, and of course, her family and friends.
The gentle waterolor illustrations reflect and reinforce the text, offering clues to help new readers and adding warmth and detail to the scenes. This charming story is perfect to read with a loved one-- or simple enough to be the first book a child reads on their own.
The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high-quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read again and again with their parents, teachers or on their own!
Level A books, for early kindergarten, have one short sentence that repeats on every page with only one word change per spread. Images help tell the story—leading to faster decoding of sight words. This proven method starts the earliest readers on the path to reading fluency. When Level A is mastered, follow up with Level B.