What kind of pet will it be? Readers are held in suspense while Gus, Bean, and Guther (the pet) play a trick on Billy. It is one that will have a lot more boy than girl appeal, and the same might be said for Gus's pet. The characters are animals who have all the characteristics of kids. Part of the "Read It! Readers" series and an orange level book. Books at the orange level are the most advanced. They present a wide range of ideas and concepts using a challenging vocabulary and complex language structures. The note to parents and caregivers has tips to expand upon the material presented and ways to assist beginning readers.
Jacklyn Williams has published more than 20 books. When she is not writing, she is teaching others the craft. For the past 26 years, she has been an educator, teaching reading and language arts to at-risk middle schoolers. In 1992, Jacklyn received the Margaret Lynch Award. Each year, this award is given to one California educator as an acknowledgment of exemplary service in the promotion of literacy.
Jacklyn Williams has published more than 20 books. When she is not writing, she is teaching others the craft. She has been an educator for the past 26 years, teaching reading and language arts to at risk middle-schoolers.
In 1992, Jacklyn received the Margaret Lynch Award. Each year, this award is given to a single California educator acknowledging them for exemplary service in the promotion of literacy.
When Jacklyn is not writing, she spends her time reading, kayaking, and being the mother of a teen-aged daughter.
Doug Cushman has illustrated more than 100 children's books, 20 or so of which he has written. The inspirations of many stories have been born with a scribbled character in a sketch book or a café napkin.
Among Doug’s many honors, he has gained a place on the New York Times Children’s Best Sellers list and on the 2003 Children’s Literature Choice list. He has received a National Cartoonist’s Society Reuben award and a 2004 Christopher Award for his book illustrations.
Doug is a fan of mystery novels and enjoys cooking, eating, and absorbing French culture and inspiration, as well as a few extra kilos, in his new part-time home in Paris, France.