Paddywack (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book)

Paddywack (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book)

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by Stephanie Spinner, Daniel Howarth
     
 

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Paddywack is a petite nine hands high, and every pony inch is packed full of spunk. It hasn’t been easy, but he now has his rider, Jane, well trained. He’ll trot. He’ll canter. He’ll jump the jumps. He’s a perfect pony . . . when she gives him treats. But on the day of the big horse show, Jane is so nervous she forgets his treats. Will

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Paddywack is a petite nine hands high, and every pony inch is packed full of spunk. It hasn’t been easy, but he now has his rider, Jane, well trained. He’ll trot. He’ll canter. He’ll jump the jumps. He’s a perfect pony . . . when she gives him treats. But on the day of the big horse show, Jane is so nervous she forgets his treats. Will Paddywack dig in his hooves? Or can he rise to the occasion?

This sweet story is sure to capture young horse-lovers’ hearts.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Horse lovers who are not quite ready to tackle Jessie Haas's chapter books about Radish and Beware (HarperCollins) or Ann-Sophie Jeppson's information-rich "Pontus" stories (R & S Bks.) will appreciate this leveled reader. Paddywack conveys his frustration with Jane, who at first does not grasp the concept that the horse needs to be rewarded with treats. Jane is not the quickest learner, but when she forgets to close Paddy's stall one day, she witnesses his jump over the garden fence. This inspires the little girl to strive to do well in competition, and once she remembers the importance of rewarding her horse, he is similarly invested in her success. This makes for a winning combination. Clear and colorful illustrations, some of which are full-page scenes, convey emotion and evoke the equestrian lifestyle attractive to many children, especially girls. Short sentences, a limited amount of text, and a large font size will all enhance reading success. Besides appealing to the horsey set, this story sends the gentle, inspiring message that partners who look after one another's needs have the best shot at success.—Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375861864
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
296,664
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
300L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Stephanie Spinner is a well-known author who writes for various age groups. Her popular Stepping Stone book Aliens for Breakfast was a Texas Bluebonnet Award winner. She also publishes literary fiction for Knopf, such as Quiver, Quicksilver, Damosel, and an adaptation of The Nutcracker. She lives in Sherman, Connecticut.

Daniel Howarth is the illustrator of Why I Love Christmas and What Are You Doing in My Bed? This is his first book for Random House.

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Paddywack 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a Step Into Reading Book, clearly intended for young children who are just learning how to read short sentences.  My daughter (4.5 years old) is just starting to read books at this level, and she loves reading about pet horses and ponies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They put THIS on Nook and not the Harry Potter series? Really? That ruins their reputation.wish i didnt have to put any stars. Complete rip off