See Me Runby Paul Meisel
Happiness is a day in the park for this pack of running, joyful canines. They run, chase one another, jump in mud, go for a swim, and dig, dig, dig! Their doggy
New Readers will delight in this joyful story with its surprise climax. The characters have energy and charm that will delight young children as they embark on a satisfying, first-time reading adventure.
Happiness is a day in the park for this pack of running, joyful canines. They run, chase one another, jump in mud, go for a swim, and dig, dig, dig! Their doggy day becomes even more wonderful when they discover a mother lode of bones! But when some bones magically arrange themselves as a T-Rex, the dogs find themselves running away from the giant skeleton!
A dog set free to run and roam in a dog park uncovers an archeological surprise.
In a manner reminiscent of a Dick and Jane reader, Meisel begins his minimal, patterned text with the simple and repetitive "See me run. / I run and run." Hearing the story from the dog's point of view, newly minted readers will work through each page's basic sentence structure with plenty of opportunity to decipher the story's action through words and pictures.Several word-family patterns are incorporated as the star pooch of this canine adventure leads a group of romping dogs across a great lawn: "Will they get me? / No, no, no! / We go and go," through a large mud puddle. Finally, they pursue some serious digging: "We dig and dig and dig and dig. // What is this? // It is big." A large dinosaur skeleton rises and gives chase, resulting in dogs frantically running once again. Cartoon drawings done in acrylic ink, pen and colored pencils offer a variety of dog breeds; eyes are wide and tongues hang out in their expressive faces as they frolic through the pale green, grassy park.
Formatted in a larger trim than the usual early reader, this imaginary rumpus is just right for beginners to successfully read and reread. (Early reader. 5-7)
“Just right for beginners to successfully read.”
“These books [See Me Run; Boy, Bird, and Dog; Dinosaurs Don’t, Dinosaurs Do] deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers . . . making them successful entries in the beginning-reader canon.”
Meet the Author
Paul Meisel has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Yale University. He spent his junior year abroad at the Tyler School of Art in Rome. He has also worked extensively in editorial and advertising.
Paul Meisel has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Yale University. He spent his junior year abroad at the Tyler School of Art in Rome. Paul has illustrated more than sixty children's books. He has also worked extensively in editorial and advertising.
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This recent Geisel Honor winner is a great book for kids learning to read or for any kids that like books about dogs. The words are simple sight words for new readers. The ending has a fun surprise. Young readers will enjoy this book, whether they read it to themselves or enjoy being read to!
This author is very special to our family since our (almost) 4 year old son has started reading. See Me Run was the first actual book that he could read! See Me Run and See Me Dig are perfect books for beginning readers! Paul Meisel is an exceptional author who knows how to write a good children's book. I would highly recommend his books. They have become part of our nightly routine.