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Happy Cat
An I Like to Read® Book Level B
by Steve Henry
Steve Henry, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823426591 | 07-01-2013

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 4 to 8

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

CCSS Codes:
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

About the Book
The joys of giving and receiving are celebrated in this easy-to-read story about a cat who seeks shelter on a snowy day.

Shivering, Cat jumps into the basement window of a small apartment building. As Cat makes his way up to a top-floor garret, Dog gives Cat a book, Rabbit gives him a plant, Bird gives him a painting, and Elephant gives him a hot drink. Cat is happy! Everyone is happy!

Cutaway views of the building with each character cozy in his apartment and constructively occupied—reading, painting, tending plants, and playing a piano—will fascinate new readers.

THE REVIEWS ARE IN!

★"Plenty of visual cues, lots of repetition and a clear story arc make this a perfect choice for beginning readers--and parents pressed for time will likely be happy themselves to find such a short, sweet read-aloud."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Three-word sentences allow beginning readers to connect with the action of the story while bright spreads provide lots of opportunities for discussion. Repetitive sentence structure and an engaging, simple story with colorful illustrations offer incentive for new readers to develop their reading skills."-School Library Journal


About the Series

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!