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Explore the world with this Level B book, just right for first-time readers!
I see an ant. I see a snail. I see a butterfly.
Two brothers exploring the attic find a magnifying glass, and set out to see what they can see!
Out in the backyard, they get a close-up look at butterflies, bugs, and snails, and a nest full of eggs. . . . which is hatching into a nest of baby birds!
Joe Cepeda's high-energy artwork helps tell the story, with bright depictions of the everyday wonders the boys encounter. I See is a companion book to Joe Cepeda's other I Like to Read books, Up (a Guided Reading Level B book) and I Dig (Guided Reading Level C).
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!
Level B readers feature short sentences with high-frequency words, for kindergarten readers who've mastered Level A and are ready to build more fluency. The illustrations provide clues to word meanings.
About the Author
Joe Cepeda received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach, and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. He is a fine artist, as well as an illustrator of more than thirty-five book jackets and picture books, which have received many honors including Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Parenting Magazine's Reading Magic Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, Texas Library Association 2x2 Reading List, ALA Notable Books, and Child Magazine's Best Book of the Year. Joe illustrated Hey, Hey, Hay! by Christy Mihaly, ¡Vamonos! Let's Go! by Rene Colato Lainez,and Swing Sisters by Karen Deans. He both wrote and illustrated two I Like to Read books--Up and I Dig. Joe received an American Library Association Pura Belprè Honor and the Recognition of Merit Award from the George G. Stone Center for Children's Books. He lives in Southern California.
"The spare text, repetition, and cheerful, richly textured art make for an upbeat, accessible offering for new readers that may also pique interest in enjoying the natural world with a new perspective."—Booklist
"The minimalist text is perfect for emerging readers, allowing children the ability to successfully read a whole book. Each repetitive sentence with its additional new word is coupled with recognizable picture cues to help in decoding. Cepeda's characteristically energetic artwork offers sharp-edged, jagged lines that give it a scratch-art look. . . . The book's simplicity guarantees achievement for beginning readers."—Kirkus Reviews