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Pete Likes Bunny
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by Emily Arnold McCully
Emily Arnold McCully, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823436538 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Valentine's Day, Preschool, Love & Romance
Recommendations: K,SLJ

CCSS Codes:
RF.1.1, 2, 3, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
SL.1.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
L.1.1, 1b, 1d, 1j, 2, 2a, 2b, 4, 4a, 4c
L.1.5, 5c, 6
W.1.1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8

About the Book

When Bunny joins Miss Pooch's class, Pete can't stop staring at her. He thinks about Bunny all the time—even when he's eating dinner and when he's brushing his teeth.

But when Pete sits next to Bunny on the school bus, the other kids all shout, "Pete likes Bunny! Pete likes Bunny!" At home, a dejected Pete confides in Mom, who thoughtfully suggests that Pete give Bunny flowers.

As in the first two Pete books, Pete Won"t Eat and Pete Makes a Mistake, Emily Arnold McCully portrays profound emotions and important relationships—especially between parent and child—through simple text and eloquent body language and facial expressions.

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. Why does Pete like Bunny? How did this become a problem? What would you do if your class teased you about something? RL.K-2.1, 3

2. Discuss how Pete deals with his problem in the story. Do you think Pete did a good job? What are some ways other people may have dealt with teasing? RL.K-2.1, 3/SL.K-2.1, 4

3. Write a letter to Pete telling him why he did a good job dealing with his problem. W.K-2.3

4. Find words and phrases in the story that show how a character is feeling or appeal to the senses. How does the author use repeated lines in the book to help you understand what is happening? RL.K-2.4

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