Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

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Mac wants to spend a day at the beach, but Cheese would rather stay in bed. Can Mac convince his best friend that the sea is the perfect place to be?

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Overview

Mac wants to spend a day at the beach, but Cheese would rather stay in bed. Can Mac convince his best friend that the sea is the perfect place to be?

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Praise for MAC AND CHEESE: “Offers a rhyming text with some nice turns of phrase as well as appealing, stylized illustrations.”
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1—Beginning readers will relate to the felines' conflict of interests and temperaments as Mac attempts to convince Cheese to leave their alley and take a trip to the beach. Cranky Cheese prefers to lounge in his garbage can but Mac is persistent, wearing down his friend's resistance by repeatedly singing a song. Mac packs milk and crackers, and Cheese takes "a hat,/some flip-flops, and a little mat./A ring. A rake./A fan. A cake./A pail. A cup./Mac packs it up." All of this packing makes them miss the bus to the beach but the story wraps up with a satisfying conclusion. Manning's colorful watercolor illustrations dramatically express the push and pull between these characters and take the grit out of the urban background. Two to four lines of text appear on each page with plenty of picture clues to help beginners decode the words and enjoy the story. A good choice for fans of Alyssa Satin Capucilli's "Biscuit" (HarperCollins) and Tedd Arnold's "Fly Guy" (Scholastic) books.—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061170843
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 161,658
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Weeks is an author, singer, and songwriter. Her many books for young readers include the My First I Can Read Book Splish, Splash!, illustrated by Ashley Wolff, and the I Can Read Books Mac and Cheese, Baa-Choo!, Pip Squeak, and Drip, Drop, all illustrated by Jane Manning. She lives in upstate New York.

Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children's books, including the I Can Read Book Baa-Choo! by Sarah Weeks and the New York Times bestselling The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She currently lives in Deep River, Connecticut.

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