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An I Like to Read® Book Level C
by Ethan Long
Ethan Long, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823436453 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Love & Romance, Preschool, Rhyme & Alliteration, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K*, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1d, 1f, 2, 2a, 2b, 2d
RL.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 2d, 2e, 3a, 3b, 3d
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
L.K.4, 4a, 4b, 5, 5c, 6
W.K.2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8

About the Book

"Yap, yap, yap!" Pug sees Peg through the window. He wants to join her! Why won't anyone take him on a wonderful snowy walk? Mom is just too comfortable in her recliner. Dad is tired from shoveling. That leaves lazy Tad, who is still sleeping. "Yap, yap, yap!" insists a determined and clever Pug. Theodor Geisel Award-winner Ethan Long uses his trademark wit and energy to make this simple story for the newest readers memorable and hilarious.


★"'Yap yap yap' has never been so expressive or so insistent. New readers will be happy to yap along with this pup."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Who is the author/illustrator of the book, Pug? What is the role of the author? Illustrator? What other books by Ethan Long have you read or listened to? RL.K.6

2. Retell the story. What does Pug see? RL.K-1.2

3. Where does Pug want to go in the story? RL.K-1.1, 3

4. Look at the pictures and describe the setting. When and where does the story take place? What time of year is it in the story? Find the picture that shows Pug being naughty. Find the item in the pictures that tells you Pug wants to go for a walk. RL.K-1.7

Readers' Guide
PUG: An I Like to Read® Book, Level C
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.