Dixie (I Can Read Book 1 Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Readers will have a new favorite I Can Read! character when they meet Dixie.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Emma and her dog Dixie are great friends. They snack together and play together, and Dixie is one happy dog. But one day, Emma comes home with a part in a play. She is going to try out to be Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Dixie has to be quiet while Emma learns her lines, and that is really hard for this exuberant dog. Emma wins the role and brings home a pair of red slippers. Now, she has to really spend time learning her lines. It is almost more than Dixie can bear—no play time and not much attention from Emma who is so busy learning her role. The desperate dog steals one of the ruby red slippers. His mistress is in despair—with no slipper, surely she will forget her lines. But Dixie wants her to be happy, so he retrieves the slipper. Then, it's showtime. Emma is on stage as Dorothy—and Dixie is there as her dog Toto. The illustrations give hints of the original motion picture, but the setting is mostly that of a modern young girl and her dog. The loose watercolor and pencil drawings work perfectly for the story. For parents, there is a note on the opening page. This book is identified as a Level 1 entry in the "I Can Read!" series, which means it has simple sentences for eager new readers. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews

An easy-to-read story about a little girl's dream of playing Dorothy with her own dog, Dixie, in the role of Toto.

Dixie is initially excited when Emma, her owner, is chosen to be the star of the school production ofThe Wizard of Oz. Anything that makes Emma happy makes Dixie happy. "All you have to do is follow me everywhere," Emma reassures the pup. That sounds perfect to the dog. When Dixie realizes that the play preparations are cutting into her Emma time, though, she retaliates by hiding with one of the ruby slippers, leaving Dorothy with no Toto and only one shoe. With very short sentences, ample white space and sight-word vocabulary, this will be accessible to the earliest readers. A straightforward, comforting plot, coupled with rich, full-color illustrations, adds appeal. Dixie's antics are particularly energetic—she runs in circles around the pages while Emma holds her red pigtails in exasperation. When Emma thinks all is lost, the illustration droops in empathy: Her fuzzy-bear slippers' faces frown; the picture on the wall shows Dixie walking away; and her stuffed animal dejectedly flops over the edge of the bed. The dog-and-girl friendship deepens as Emma realizes that her sweet Dixie is truly her best pal.

New readers looking for a good confidence builder should grab this one.(Early reader. 4-8)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062104083
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 191,312
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 200L (what's this?)
  • File size: 19 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Grace Gilman is a former children's book editor. She lives in New York City.

Sarah McConnell grew up in the English countryside and spent her childhood drawing on every surface she could find. She now lives in Nottingham, England, with her partner, Rich, and an extremely mischievouscat named Kitten.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    Great book!

    My son loves this book! He enjoys anything about animals, and the fact that his dog is just as playful and mischevious as Dixie makes him laugh everytime. He especially enjoys that the Nook will read to him. Just wish there were more like this that were free.

    18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2011

    Could not download!

    Why would you get to download if it is not supported? I kept getting a message saying not supported by this device at this time.

    13 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Love it

    My 2 year old grandson loves this book and its read to me option.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Won't Work!

    It wont open up on my Nookcolor. Anybody else having the same problem?

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    A really nice story

    My son is four n loved it, It teached him that there is a time for play, n a time to learn.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    My brother loves this book!

    He thinks it is very funny. He is six.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Awesome children STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amazing and wonderful story . Very realistic ,I would enjoy reading this over and over .

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    My 5 year old LOVES this

    My son reads this over and over again.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Good book for kids.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Cute =)

    My toddlers loved this little book about a girl and her dog.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    A Cute Audio Book for First Time Readers on Nook Color!

    It's a fun, cute, short story for first time readers that makes me reminisce of my Childhood "Golden Book" days.
    It has a wonderful "Read to Me" & "Read by Myself" option when you first open the book on your Nook Color.
    It's nice that your child can listen to the story audibly, as they turn the pages themselves. Your child can then practice reading the book back to you, all on their own. I wish I had this when I was a kid!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Great!

    I got this for my little sisterwho is 6. She loves this, and i kinda like it to! Its a really nice and cute book, and it's not too short. The narrator speeks with great enthusiasm, and there are sounds in the backround like barking, and other things. This book is great, and it's free! I totally recommend this for a youn kid. :-)

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Hi

    I love it

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    For older children

    I bought it for my 18 month granddaughter it was a little to long for her to set still and listen to.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

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    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Great Book!

    My daughter loves these "read to me" books! She can't get enough of them. Now she want a puppy named Dixie.......

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    kids loved it

    kids loved it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Help

    Hi if any one gets this please help me find a book that reads to kids and is under one dollar but this book is great

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

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    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    I li-love it!

    I li-love the fact that it reads to you. I would guess it's for ages 7 and up.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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