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Bess y Tess

Bess y Tess

by Susan Blackaby, Ronnie Rooney
Easy-to-read text describes Lucy's two very different dogs.


Easy-to-read text describes Lucy's two very different dogs.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This book shows opposites as the child reads the story about Lucy and her dogs Bess and Tess. The dogs have opposite characteristics: one is black, the other is white; one has a long tail, the other a short one. They also behave differently: one jumps up and gets the treats while the other sits and waits to be given a treat. This book is part of the "Read- It! Readers" series. The Readers are divided into levels purple, red, blue, yellow, green and orange. There is a note to parents at the beginning of the book that explains the levels and how parents can use the stories with their children. Other "Read-It! Readers" are listed. This book is at the first level, purple. At this level the reader encounters basic topics and objects, high frequency words, and simple language patterns. The text is written in Spanish. 2006, Picture Window Books, Ages 4 to 9.
—Liz Rice
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Representing the most basic reading skill stage in the series, these books range from enjoyable to mundane. All have one simple sentence per page, with no more than six words in each one. The strongest of the bunch is Bess, which compares Lucy's two lovable dogs who are exact opposites in personality. The comparison concept is enhanced by the acrylic picture clues. In Kat, the young protagonist names the color of each article of clothing as she gets ready to go outside. The weakest of the lot is Moving Day, which deals with Ben's concern about Grandpa moving. It will take astute and observant readers to sort out the fact that the first house pictured is Grandpa's and that he is moving in with Ben's family. The digital artwork is unappealing, and Ben's mother's facial features are stuck in the gutter. Librarians can pick and choose among the stronger titles.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Read-It! Readers en Español: Story Collection
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
10L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 9 Years

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