Geisel medalist Ethan Long's comical duo, Horse and his friend Buggy, get creative in this funny Level G reader, perfect for first graders.
Horse is all set to paint a mural his way, oblivious to Buggy's suggestions that a bit of planning might be a good idea. But as the Horse knocks over paint cans and sends brushes flying, he relents and accepts some help from Buggy.
The duo's hilarious antics, easy-to-read text, and colorful cartoon illustrations will put smiles on the faces of fledgling readers.
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!
For early-to-mid first grade readers, Level G books feature more complex storylines than prior levels, and a wider variety of structure and punctuation. Illustrations offer support for decoding the more challenging vocabulary words introduced.
About the Author
Ethan Long is an artist and animator who has written and illustrated dozens of children's books. His accolades include a Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal for Up, Tall, and High! and a daytime Emmy nomination for Tasty Time with Ze Frank.
"The cartoon panels with speech bubbles, picture-book trim, and vocabulary of fewer than 80 words used repeatedly make this sequel ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. Younger children will have no problem reading the pictures. Sure to inspire some enthusiastic painting."—Kirkus Reviews
"[Readers] will chuckle at the visual contrast between Buggy’s restrained, lowkey presence and Horse’s extravagant capers and gestures."—Booklist
"Using panels, spreads, speech bubbles, and various fonts, Long keeps readers engaged and the story moving along. The humor is accented by the facial expressions of Horse and Buggy. . . . It also works surprisingly well as a primer on how (and how not) to paint a mural." —School Library Journal