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Late Nate in a Race

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Late Nate in a Race

by Emily Arnold McCully
Illustrator(s): Emily Arnold McCully
Paperback | Pages : 24
Size: 8 X 10 | USD $6.99
ISBN: 9780823427550 | Pub Date: 2013-01-01

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Ebook

Themes: Easy Readers, Family & Relationships, Determination, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A,C,SLJ

About the Book

New readers will empathize with the endearing mouse in this easy-to-read story by award-winning author-illustrator Emily Arnold McCully.

The race is today. Jake, Jane, Mom, and Dad are ready to leave. Nate likes to go slow. At the park, Nate doesn't even want to race. But with Mom's encouragement, Nate enters the race and wins. It turns out that sometimes Nate likes to go slow. And sometimes he likes to go fast!

Children will enjoy reading, in both words and pictures, about this loving relationship between a mother and a son; they will relate to Nate's fears and applaud his courage to try something new. Easy vocabulary, phonics practice, and, most important of all, a great story and the highest quality art make this book essential for every new reader's bookshelf.


"This easy reader is part of the publisher's successful I Like to Read series, replete with large print and short, simple sentences. . . . Kids will readily relate and race to find another book like this one that they can read on their own."—Booklist

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!


Read an exclusive Q&A with author, Emily Arnold McCully!