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Pig and Cat Are Pals
An I Like to Read® Book, Level C
by Douglas Florian
Douglas Florian, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 x 8 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823438587 | 02-13-2018

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Emotions & Feelings, Acceptance & Belonging, Friendship, Animals/Fiction, Sharing
Recommendations: K, SLJ

About the Book

Pig and Cat are pals who like to bike, swim, read, and make art together. One day Pig notices Dog, who has a very interesting kite. Pig and Dog play, and Cat feels neglected and lonely. But Pig and Dog are generous souls after all; and now Pig, Cat and Dog are pals . . . who skateboard and surf! Visually exciting art is executed with crayon and colored pencil on manila paper, in a style that is both sophisticated and childlike. Interesting details in the art add layers of storytelling.

About the I Like to Read® Series: Picture Books for Every Level of Emerging Reader

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, and have been evaluated and assigned Guided Reading Levels A-G based on the Fountas and Pinnell system.

"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!


"A book for emergent readers to befriend."—Kirkus Reviews