A New Home


Matt's new home is missing one important thing—a new friend! Popular illustrator Tim Bowers will delight old friends and new with a story of friendship that is as heartwarming as his artwork.

Matt the squirrel has a new home, but misses his old friends.

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Matt's new home is missing one important thing—a new friend! Popular illustrator Tim Bowers will delight old friends and new with a story of friendship that is as heartwarming as his artwork.

Matt the squirrel has a new home, but misses his old friends.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
It is very hard to move. Once settled in a new home, the real challenge is to find new friends. Matt has a new home but is sad because he has no friends. While walking in the woods, a young girl named Pam looses her hat. Matt to the rescue and now he has a new friend. Matt and Pam are squirrels, but the message and story will resonate with young kids also faced with a pending or recent move to a new house. The opening page provides information about the series and encourages grown-ups to share the reading experience outside the classroom. There is a picture and a brief biographical sketch about the author/illustrator. Part of the "Green Light Readers" series, Level 1. 2002, Harcourt,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Two good choices for children who are just beginning to decode words and need to know that they can read a whole book. In Home, Matt, a squirrel, is new in the neighborhood and has no friends. When Pam (another squirrel) loses her hat, he catches it and returns it. Now, each of them has a new friend. The story is short and sweet, and good for the earliest readers. Each spread features one or two sentences against a white background on one side and a full-page illustration on the other. In Jack and Rick, a rabbit and a bear want to play together but are on opposite sides of a stream. Jack can't lift a tree limb to make a bridge so Rick throws him a rope so that they can pull the limb over. When Rick tries to cross the bridge, however, he falls in and his rabbit friend pulls him out. It's a simple plot about friends helping one another, with one sentence per page and a softly colored, uncluttered illustration above it. It is next to impossible to create an interesting plot using so few easy words. These titles succeed better than most.-Susan Lissim, Dwight School, New York City Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152048488
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Green Light Readers Level 1 Series
  • Edition description: 1-Simul
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 204,378
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

TIM BOWERS has created illustrations for children's books, textbooks, greeting cards, and other novelty items for more than twenty years. In addition to illustrating the Green Light Reader Sam and Jack, he also has created the artwork for the Little Whistle books by Cynthia Rylant. Mr. Bowers lives in Granville, Ohio.

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