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Nate Likes to Skate

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Nate Likes to Skate

by Bruce Degen
Illustrator(s): Bruce Degen
Hardcover | Pages : 24
Size: 8 X 10 | USD $14.95
ISBN: 9780823434565 | Pub Date: 2016-02-28

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

Themes: Friendship, Rhyme & Alliteration, Easy Readers, Sharing
Recommendations: A,SLJ

About the Book

A boy who likes to skate and a girl who likes hats become friends, despite their differences.

Nate loves skateboarding, but Kate prefers making hats. "I hate to skate," she tells Nate. "Do you like my hat?" Unimpressed, Nate retorts "I hate that hat." Kate's feelings are hurt—so she ignores Nate as he falls. Now that Nate is hurt and sad, too, his outlook has changed. "Wait, Kate," he says. "I was a brat." Kate waits, and admits she wasn't nice either, and new possibilities open. Now Nate and Kate both like to skate—and wear hats!

Straightforward and heartfelt, Nate and Kate's story is the perfect reminder that we may not always share each other's interests, but we must be respectful and open-minded all the same!


"Graphite and colored pencil illustrations lend a soft, accessible feel to the story, and brief conflict with a satisfying resolution makes this ideal for very young readers."—School Library Journal

"From the I Like to Read® series, here's a satisfying choice for children just getting started."—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

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