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I Have a Garden

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I Have a Garden

by Bob Barner
Illustrator(s): Bob Barner
Paperback | Pages : 24
Size: 8 X 10 | USD $6.99
ISBN: 9780823430567 | Pub Date: 2014-01-30

Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Ebook, Hardcover

Themes: Easy Readers, Community, Science & Nature
Recommendations: A,K,SLJ

About the Book

"I have a garden," a frisky dog announces. In simple sentences the dog guides new readers through a bright and lush garden, which is home to a chipmunk, a bird, a bug, and all sorts of other creatures.

"This garden is for me," the dog continues.

"No. This garden is for all of us. We have a garden," answer his animal neighbors. Illustrated in vibrant collage, this deceptively simple I Like to Read® book is a celebration of nature and community, plus readers can play spot the dog on nearly every spread.


"A playful pup shares the wonders of his garden and all the living things that reside in it. . . . Superb."—Booklist

"The bright pictures, particularly coupled witht he clearly defined value of the garden as a shared environment, make this a nice choice for preschoolers, too."—Kirkus Reviews

"Barner's amusing artwork done in paper collage, gouache, pastel, and pencil radiates off the pages as a playful pup shares the wonders of his garden and all of the living things that reside in it. The clear vocabulary and engaging drawings provide the earliest readers with a delightful story. . . . Simple sentences, repetition, and a large font assure success for children just learning to read. This leveled series supports core standards, helping beginning readers understand characters, setting, and plot while building reading fluency. Super choices for the very earliest readers."—School Library Journal

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

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