Jake Skates

Jake Skates

by Susan Blackaby, Troy Olin

Jake loves to skate. He skates here and there. Find out what happens when Jakes tries to skate everywhere!


Jake loves to skate. He skates here and there. Find out what happens when Jakes tries to skate everywhere!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leslie Rounds
One of the "Read-It! Readers" series, this is a "Red Level" book, said to "present familiar topics using common words and repeating sentence patterns." Jake, a penguin who loves to skate all around town but is unhappy when he cannot skate in his home, is described with one sentence of text per page in large, clear print. The illustrations correspond well with the text and provide additional visual clues for beginning readers. The sentence patterns repeat nicely, with one page describing something new that Jake has done and the following page telling of something he stops to do. This repetition should help early readers skate through this book, while enjoying the simple tale with a mildly surprising end. The front information includes brief advice on the most effective ways for parents to read with their children. In a reinforced library binding, this represents an excellent addition to early reader collections and should be a rewarding selection for readers just beginning to move beyond the earliest of reading books.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Read-It! Readers Series
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
330L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Blackaby started writing in Mrs. Nichols' third grade class at Green Gables. She didn't think of becoming a writer until she had tried a few other things, including goat milking and weaving.

Over the past 20 years, Susan has written textbooks, workbooks, and readers by the dozen for kids in elementary school. In 2002, her first trade book, Rembrandt's Hat, was named one of the top ten picture books of the year by the Washington Post.

Susan lives in Portland, Oregon, with two people, two labs, and the nicest kitty in the world.

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