The Long Dog (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) (Paperback)

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This level 1 reader uses funny dogs to introduce opposite words. There's a dirty dog and a clean dog, a mean dog and a nice dog, and many more! Plus, there's an extremely long dog who keeps popping into the story. The long dog adds humor to the book, and kids will be anxious to turn the pages all the way to the end! Young readers will enjoy Eric Seltzer's bright illustrations and rhythmic, easy-to-read text.

About the Author

Eric Seltzer has written several early readers including BAKE, MICE, BAKE and DOG ON HIS BUS. He has also written and illustrated the DOODLE DOG early reader series. Seltzer lives in Michigan with his family.

Praise For…

Praise for The Long Dog:

* "The tight structure, comic vignettes, and touch of wordplay lift this well above the usual beginning reader in its cleverness; the book also keeps its readership in mind with its careful patterning and helpful illustrative decoding hints. The art is simple but zesty.… The casual roundness and deep silliness to the pooches occasionally recalls James Marshall, and the climactic spread…provides an enjoyable callback and a bit of hunt-and-ID fun. Even non-dog fans will appreciate the exuberant contrasts [and] the jocular illustrations." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

“The Long Dog…demonstrates how an imaginative creator can energize the classic restricted vocabulary beginning reader, as Seltzer plays on pattern and concept while maintaining a lively narrative rhythm and pulling off a satisfying ongoing joke in this amusing overview of dogs.” -- Center for Children's Books (2016 Gryphon Honor Book)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545746328
ISBN-10: 0545746329
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: July 28th, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Scholastic Reader, Level 1