Rooster Is Off to See the World

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Count along with Rooster in this Ready-to-Read edition of a favorite story from Eric Carle.

One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he’s joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again—and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well.

With his colorful collage illustrations and text that introduces ...

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Overview

Count along with Rooster in this Ready-to-Read edition of a favorite story from Eric Carle.

One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he’s joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again—and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well.

With his colorful collage illustrations and text that introduces simple addition and subtraction, Eric Carle has created a beloved tale that’s been adapted into a Level 1 Ready-to-Read, making it ideal for sharing aloud with emerging readers.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
One morning, a rooster decides to go out and see the world. As he takes his journey, different animals (two cats, three frogs, four turtles, and five fish) join him. Once night falls, the animals think about different comforts (i.e. food, warmth, shelter, safety) and they decide to return home. The text is a modified version of Carle's original story, Rooster's Off to See the World. The plot is similar. However, the text in the adapted version is simplified to support early readers. Sentences are shorter in length; for instance the phrase, "after a while" (in original story) is replaced with "then." The inset pictures to support counting from one to five (found in the original story) are not part of this adapted book. Younger children may enjoy viewing Carle's colorful and attractive illustrations as they listen to a read aloud of the story. This book is part of the "Ready to Read" (Level One) series. No consultant was listed for the series. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442472693
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: World of Eric Carle Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 379,899
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books for children, many of them bestsellers. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. His first two books, 1,2,3 to the Zoo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, gained him immediate international recognition. The latter title, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into forty-eight languages. Eric Carle and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between the mountains of North Carolina and the Florida Keys.

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books for children, many of them bestsellers. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. His first two books, 1,2,3 to the Zoo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, gained him immediate international recognition. The latter title, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into forty-eight languages. Eric Carle and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between the mountains of North Carolina and the Florida Keys.

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    1. Hometown:
      Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 25, 1929
    2. Place of Birth:
      Syracuse, New York
    1. Education:
      Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
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