Puppy in My Pocket: Best Friends

Puppy in My Pocket: Best Friends

by Sierra Harimann
     
 

Celebrate the special bond between children and their pets with this easy-reader based on the hit, global brand!

A super-sweet story about being a good friend, even when it's not so easy. Gigi and her friends at Puppy Manor are excited about the arrival of her cousin Pierre. The puppies have planned loads of surprises and can't wait to make Pierre feel welcome. But

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Celebrate the special bond between children and their pets with this easy-reader based on the hit, global brand!

A super-sweet story about being a good friend, even when it's not so easy. Gigi and her friends at Puppy Manor are excited about the arrival of her cousin Pierre. The puppies have planned loads of surprises and can't wait to make Pierre feel welcome. But when Pierre arrives, he isn't so friendly. Can the puppies find a way to make friends with their picky guest from Paris?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kate Szegda
There is excitement in Puppyville. Gigi’s cousin, Pierre, is coming to visit from Paris. The wide-eyed puppies of this “Puppy in My Pocket” series plan to welcome Pierre with a party—complete with French flags, steak frites, and Eiffel Tower shaped dog biscuits. But like all puppies, they get carried away and overwhelm the travel-weary Pierre. The puppies are hurt and sorry when Pierre does not like the food and is too tired to play. They think Pierre is unfriendly, but when the pups are too busy with their own plans for the day and they leave him home alone, Pierre thinks they do not like him either. When Sammy discovers Pierre crying, she asks what is wrong. He explains he is homesick and frightened. He is sorry he was unfriendly and asks if he can make amends to the other pups. Sammy assures Pierre that the pups will understand when he explains. When his new friends find out the truth, they apologize for not allowing Pierre time to settle in, and the story ends with a party for all the new friends. In this Scholastic Growing Reader Level Three story, young readers can practice reading just right text to develop fluency, build background knowledge, and think critically about friendship and social situations that relate to their own lives. The text is primarily dialogue, and readers may need adult guidance with French vocabulary, e.g., croissants and Eiffel Tower. Illustrations of friendly puppies support the text throughout and help convey appropriate reactions and emotions. Readability information is printed on the back cover and includes grade level, Guided Reading level, Lexile level, and word count. Parents and teachers should have no difficulty matching readers to this engaging and purposeful text. Reviewer: Kate Szegda; Ages 6 to 9.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545341929
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Pages:
32
Lexile:
340L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Sierra Harimann lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their cat, who is alive and well and not haunting anyone. This is her first Poison Apple book.

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