Nicky Upstairs and Down

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Whether upstairs or down, Nicky the kitten finds high-spirited fun. Now if only his mother could find Nicky!

Nicky the cat runs upstairs and downstairs to hide from his mother.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
ea. vol: unpaged. (Hello Reading Series). Viking. 1987. PSm $7.95. PreS-Gr 1 Both books have colorful watercolor illustrations which incorpo rate the visual clues necessary for be ginning readers and rely on simple sen tences filled with word repetition. In Nicky Upstairs and Down , a little kitten plays on the stairs in his house. Say Good Night! is a symmetrically written story in which a young red-headed girl who does not want to go to bed asks, ``What's good about the night?'' After her mother lists several nice things about the night, the little girl finally goes to bed. When she does not want to get up in the morning, she asks her fa ther ``What's good about the morn ing?'' He points out several things which are good about mornings to con vince her to get up and start the day. Each of these easy readers is also a good concept book, and both should be popular. Jennifer Smith, Northern Kentucky Univ . , Highland Heights
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140368529
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Penguin Young Readers Level 2 Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 632,456
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Harriet Ziefert
Harriet Ziefert has been making magic with words for many years. She is the author of over 200 books for young readers. A mother of two and grandmother of five, she lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

Liz Murphy was born and raised in England and attended the Kingston Art College, where she majored in graphic design. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in Montclair, New Jersey. Liz has illustrated four other picture books for Blue Apple.

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