- 75,00 kr
- 75,00 kr
Anna thinks the boy in the cowboy hat looks silly—but he's the only one who can save the day in this Guided Reading Level F story.
It's a beautiful day! Anna and her toy dog, Toto, are all set to visit the beach, where the girl will teach her pup to swim. Toto is a quick learner, and Anna is having fun—until a wave pushes the floating toy far out into the ocean.
No one knows how to save Toto—except for the boy in the cowboy hat, who leaps into action to lasso the wayward dog! Maybe he's not so silly after all.
This richly-illustrated story about friendship and first impressions is perfect for young readers just beginning to tackle more complex sentence structures. The bright, charming artwork adds humorous detail—from Toto's tiny wheels to the Cowboy's aura of mystery—and helps support understanding of the text.
The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!
Level F books, for early first graders, feature longer, more varied sentences than Level E. Level F books encourage kids to decode new multi-syllable words in addition to recognizing sight words. Stories are more complex, and illustrations provide support and additional detail. When Level F is mastered, follow up with Level G.
A sunny beach is the unlikely setting for some cowboy heroics in this sweet-natured I Like to Read book from German author-illustrator M ller. "This is me. My name is Anna. This is my dog. His name is Toto," announces the narrator, a blonde girl who proceeds to affix Toto with a leash and bandanna (at which point it's revealed that Toto is actually a pull-toy). M ller's digital illustrations have the rough, loose feel of pastels as Toto "learn how to swim," at the beach, briefly appearing to surf on his wheeled base. When a wave carries the toy away, a boy in what Anna previously dismissed as "a very silly cowboy hat" lassos the dog and returns him to his appreciative owner: " Thank you,' I say to the boy with the beautiful cowboy hat." A charming (and appropriate) closing image shows the two children walking off into the sunset together, the young cowboy holding Toto's leash and Anna swinging his lasso. It's a gentle and subtly humorous story of finding friends in unexpected places. Ages 4 8.