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You Can Do It!
An I Like to Read® Book Level B
by Betsy Lewin
Betsy Lewin, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823425228 | 01-15-2013

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Bullies, Determination, Animals/Fiction, Friendship
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ


CCSS:
K: RF.3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL.1-10
1: RF.1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL.1-9
2: RL.1-7

This book is aligned with the COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS for kindergarten and first grade in Phonics and Word Recognition, as well as in Fluency, and in first grade Print Concepts.

About the Book

With a little motivation from his friend, a crocodile realizes he can indeed triumph in the big race in this delightful young reader by a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator.

Can I do it? wonders the little crocodile when he sees a sign for Sunday's big swimming race. A mean, bigger crocodile tells him he cannot win, but the little crocodile's friend helps him train and tells him more than once that he can indeed succeed. On the day of the big race, the little crocodile is ready to prove himself. Beguiling characters are brought to life in buoyant pen-and-ink drawings with watercolor washes in this tribute to determination.

THE REVIEWS ARE IN

"With its common themes of self-doubt, confidence, and friendship, this charming book should be a perfect fit for preschoolers, many of whom will get to experience immediate reading success."—Booklist

"A winner of an early reader."—Kirkus Reviews