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by Steve Henry
Illustrator(s): Steve Henry
Ebook | Pages : 0 | USD $14.99
ISBN: 9780823441143 | Pub Date: 2018-07-17

Grade: | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Hardcover, Paperback

About the Book

An easy-to-read book with fun characters, visual humor, and an important theme—the joy of helping others. Two friends, Mike, an elephant, and Pat, a fish in a fishbowl, are in a rowboat. While Mike naps, Pat jumps into the ocean, where he meets other fish. When a shark appears, Pat and his new fish friends are in trouble . . . until two chubby gray legs appear near the surface. Mike lands on the shark and frightens the toothy fish away. Mike has a great time underwater until he realizes he is out of air. Now the fish help Mike.

★★★ THE REVIEWS ARE IN! ★★★

"This is a solid choice for those beginning to recognize sight words and visual clues . . . a winner."—School Library Journal

"Created with ink, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, the playful illustrations set the tone for the story of this funny book, which is sure to engage beginning readers."—Booklist

"In fewer than 30 words, Henry creates a bright, cheerful ocean world. The characters are expressive and inviting—even the scary shark is depicted smiling. A delightful dip into reading."—Kirkus Reviews

About the Series
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.

"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!

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