A dog barks at everything he loves—a cat, a squirrel, and his favorite boy! This Level A book is perfect for new readers.
I see a cat. I see a bird. I see a fly.
Easy-to-read text and fun pictures follow a dog through his happy day. Sitting inside his house, the dog watches other animals pass by the glass door . . . until his beloved boy comes home, and the two pals dash outside, determined to get up close and personal with all the backyard wildlife!
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book American Library Association Notable Book Junior Library Guild Selection Level A books, for early kindergarten, have one short sentence that repeats on every page with only one word change per spread. Images help tell the story—leading to faster decoding of sight words. This proven method starts the earliest readers on the path to reading fluency. When Level A is mastered, follow up with Level B.
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 again and again with their parents, teachers or on their own!
About the Author
Paul Meisel is the author and illustrator of two Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor books, See Me Run and I See a Cat, both I Like to Read® books. He is also author and illustrator of See Me Dig, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book and See Me Play, also I Like to Read® books. He has written and illustrated nonfiction in the Nature Diary series: My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis (AAAS Excellence in Children’s Books Finalist, CCCB Best of the Year List, Science Best Books for Curious Kids, Virginia Readers’ Choice) and My Happy Year by E. Bluebird (a JLG selection). The Schmutzy Family, written by Marilyn Rosenberg and illustrated by Paul Meisel, was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist. Paul lives in Connecticut.
* "Ten words may be all it takes to convince some young children to try reading. . . . Despite its limited vocabulary, Meisel's simple story is surprisingly satisfying. New readers will fill in the missing details from clues in the uncluttered illustrations, several spreads of which are completely wordless. . . . The repeated sentence structure helps build confidence and fosters reading fluency. Another successful addition to the I Like to Read series: 'I see a winner!'"—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Another great addition to the series by Meisel (See Me Run and See Me Dig), again featuring the always-popular antics of a dog. . . . Spreads full of bright colors and cartoonish illustrations clearly portray the dog’s feelings through his actions and expressions. . . . A great choice for early readers that will have wide appeal and could be read individually or with a group. Recommended for general purchase."—School Library Journal