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Explore the house with Squeak and find all his favorite things in this Guided Reading Level C book, from the illustrator of the Biscuit series.
To a tiny creature like Squeak, a sneaker can become a bed, a toy can become a vehicle, and a few crumbs can become a meal. What's not to like?
The simple text features a repeating pattern to help emerging readers predict and decode unfamiliar words, with illustrations offering additional detail and clues to convey the story. The cozy watercolors by bestselling illustrator Pat Schories alternate between the close up mouse's-eye-view of Squeak's home, and wide shots showing the giant human world and the two human children who share it. Young readers will enjoy the change in scale, and delight in finding Squeak scampering across every spread.
Also includes a maze, following Squeak's journey through the house.
The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!
For readers who've mastered basic sight words, Level C books feature slightly longer sentences and a wider range of high-frequency words than Level B books. Level C books are suitable for mid-to-late kindergarten readers. When Level C is mastered, follow up with Level D.
About the Author
Pat Schories is the illustrator of the best-selling Biscuit books (over 21 million books in print), as well as the creator of two I Like to Read® books, Pie for Chuck and Pants for Chuck. She lives in New York State. Find her online at http://patschories.com/
"The simple and repetitive text will help bolster beginning readers’ confidence as it relates a straightforward story, while the illustrations, depicting the unsuspecting human owners who live in the same house, provide a sly wink to its audience that young readers won’t help but appreciate. . . . A charming story that is highly recommended for all easy reader collections." —School Library Journal
"New readers will gain confidence as Squeak navigates his house and words are repeated using the same sentence pattern introduced in the title. . . . Schories' gentle humor and quick, clever mouse reminiscent of Arnold Lobel's classic Mouse Tales (1972) should prove equally enduring and effective as both story and reading lesson. Here's hoping this is not Squeak's only adventure."—Kirkus Reviews