What Day Is It?


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Green Light Readers are published in collaboration with the renowned Harcourt School Publishers and encourage children to grow by reading books-both inside and outside the classroom. Created for beginning readers at two levels of ...
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For the new reader who's ready to GO!

Green Light Readers are published in collaboration with the renowned Harcourt School Publishers and encourage children to grow by reading books-both inside and outside the classroom. Created for beginning readers at two levels of skill, these lively illustrated stories have been carefully developed to reinforce reading basics taught at school and to make reading a fun and rewarding experience.

Complete listing ofGreen Light Readers:
Sometimes by Keith Baker
Animals on the Go by Jessica Brett
Digger Pig and the Turnip by Caron Lee Cohen
Cloudy Day, Sunny Day by Donald Crews
The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch by Claire Daniel
Get That Pest! by Erin Douglas
The Tapping Tale by Judy Giglio
I Wonder by Tana Hoban
A Bed Full of Cats by Holly Keller
What I See by Holly Keller
Down on the Farm by Rita Lascaro
Just Clowning Around by Steven MacDonald
The Fox and the Stork by Gerald McDermott
Big Brown Bear by David McPhail
Popcorn by Alex Moran
Six Silly Foxes by Alex Moran
Catch Me if You Can by Bernard Most
The Very Boastful Kangaroo by Bernard Most
Shoetown by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
What Day is It? by Patti Trimble
Beginning Reader/Level 1

Gil the ant mistakenly believes that all of his friends have forgotten his birthday.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Gil is so excited--it is a big day for him. As he meets with Ann and Todd and asks if they know what day it is, they don't reveal that there is anything special about this day. Gil doesn't notice that they are hiding a present and a birthday cake, but sharp-eyed young readers will. Gil is surprised and touched when they hold a surprise birthday party for him. Simple sentences, charming illustrations, and plenty of visual clues will help emergent readers successfully undertake this story on their own. A Level 1 book in the "Green Light Reader" series, grades K-1. 2000, Harcourt, Ages 5 to 7, $10.95. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-These series entries have colorful illustrations and very simple, repetitive texts. In Tapping Tale, a child goes on her first sleepover and hears a noise in the night that turns out to be her friend's dog's tail. The illustrations are bright and appealing, but the story seems incomplete. The second title is more satisfying, although the theme is a bit tired. Framed cartoon illustrations leave clues that Gil, an ant, is mistaken in thinking that his friends have forgotten his birthday. His dejection is cleverly shown by his drooping antennae and his elation clearly depicted at the surprise party given in his honor. Additional at best.-Nancy J. Fuster, Whittier Elementary School, Bozeman, MT Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780799363
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Green Light Readers. Level 1
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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