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Fish and Frog
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Fish and Frog

by Michelle Knudsen, Valeria Petrone (Illustrator)
 

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Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love.

Fish and Frog swim, make faces, and play silly games in four simple stories enhanced by enticingly vibrant illustrations.

Brand New Readers are the most effective way to make reading

Overview

Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love.

Fish and Frog swim, make faces, and play silly games in four simple stories enhanced by enticingly vibrant illustrations.

Brand New Readers are the most effective way to make reading a success — the very first time. Parents, teachers, and librarians everywhere report that they really work!

- Funny stories
- Pictures that make words easy to guess
- Eight-page stories that can be finished in one sitting, ensuring a satisfying reading experience
- Notes for parents and teachers to help them guide beginning readers

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This title from the "Brand New Readers" series by Candlewick Press, is delightfully different from many other books aimed at the beginning reader. First, the 40-page picture book actually contains not one, but four funny stories about two aquatic friends—Fish and Frog. Fish and Frog share a brightly-colored pond and a lot of common interests, such as swimming, making faces, jumping and playing games. These kid-friend activities and the theme of friendship is the stuff of many successful stories for beginning readers, and it works well here, too. But the thing that really sets this book apart from many such step-into-reading titles is the inclusion of introductory text for each story, meant to be read aloud by a grownup to the child prior to reading the story itself. The introduction is a summary of the story to come, and allows a child to look through the pictures together with parent or teacher so that they can see what happens in the story prior to reading the words or listening to the words being read. The large, easy-to-read type and 3- to 5-word sentences make it easy to place a finger under each word as it is read or spoken. The bold, simple illustrations in Caribbean colors make it easy to follow action and emotional expression. The 5-inch by 8-inch trim size is perfect for small hands to hold. The binding is sturdy and will certainly stand up to repeated readings. This full-color, hardcover book would be a valuable addition to any home, school or library collection. 2005, Candlewick Press, Ages 4 to 6.
—Dianne Ochiltree
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This title pairs simple sentences with distinct visual clues. "Fish swims down./Fish swims up./Fish swims upside down." Children will build their vocabulary through the repetition and basic concepts. The uncluttered, computer-generated illustrations of a smiling, wide-eyed fish and frog will help readers when they get stuck on a word. Tips for assisting beginning readers are included, and short introductions are provided for adults to help children anticipate what will happen in each "chapter." A solid starting point for those who are just beginning to read.-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763624576
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
02/03/2005
Series:
Brand New Readers Series
Pages:
8
Sales rank:
306,295
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 5.62(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Michelle Knudsen has worked in libraries in New York City and Ithaca, New York. She is the author of the Brand New Reader FISH AND FROG, among many other books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including WESLANDIA and SIDEWALK CIRCUS, both by Paul Fleischman, as well as HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED and ME, ALL ALONE, AT THE END OF THE WORLD, both by M. T. Anderson. He lives in Gorham, Maine.

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