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Scooter in the Outside
by Anne Bowen
Abby Carter, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 x 9 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823423262 | 02-01-2012

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 4 to 7

Themes: Humor, Safety & Security, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, C, K, SLJ

About the Book
Arf-arf-arf-a-ROOOOO! That's Scooter saying that this book has it all: humor, adventure, unconditional love, and a memorable dog named Scooter!

Scooter LOVES the outside! He loves it so much that one day when Lucy accidentally leaves the door ajar, Scooter goes out all by himself. But without Lucy, the outside is a scary place, with trucks that go WEEEEE-OOOOOO-WEEEEE-OOOOO and BEEP-BEEP-BEEP! Luckily, Lucy finds Scooter and sings the special song she wrote for her favorite pal.

Children will relate to Scooter's curiosity as well as his fears, and will enjoy the endearing pictures and the fun read-aloud sounds.

This book is aligned with the Language Arts COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS for kindergartners and first-second graders in Literature, Foundation Skills, and Fluency: (RF.K.1, RF.1.1-3, RF.2.4).


"The watercolor illustrations show an expressive, lovable canine and a friendly neighborhood with an assortment of people engaged in typical activities. Altogether, this is a winning package."—School Library Journal

Read this aloud with panache, or turn it into a full-fledged performance by assigning participants to Foley up as needed.—The Bulletin