|Karen Walberg. Sandra Cammell, John Bennett & John Speirs, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||164 / 2014|
The eight reading books in this collection—Rabbit's Party; The Snowy Hill; Too Slow for Little Cat; Mrs. Kangaroo's Pouch; Shoo, Fox, Shoo!; Little Chick Is Lost!; Good Boy, Buddy; and Go Away, Buddy!—all star animal characters living on the farm, in the city, or out in the wild. Created by educational resource publishers Newmark Learning to engage beginning readers 4 and up, and set at graduated reading levels, the books are designed to support Common Core and state curriculum standards. Each tale is brief, with minimal text, repeated words and sentence structure, and visual cues in the illustrations, helping children to develop fluency and comprehension. The set also includes a coordinated activity book, flash cards, a reading chart mini-poster, a sheet of star stickers, and a guide for parents, all in a colorful storage tote.