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See Me Play



written and illustrated by
Paul Meisel

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Holiday House
ISBN
9780823438327
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$13.50
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I see a ball. The bird has the ball. The whale has the ball. The lion has the ball. Gulp! No more ball!

This is the third book in an award-winning series. See Me Run is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award Winner, and See Me Dig is a a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year.

Level C books are suitable for mid-to-late kindergarten readers who have mastered basic sight words are ready for more. When Level C is mastered, follow up with Level D.

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 again and again with their parents, teachers or on their own!

Full-color illustrations were created with pen and ink with watercolor and acrylic and digital tools.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Dewey

E

AR

0.5: points 0.5

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Play. Dogs. Animals.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book Magazine

School Library Journal

The engaging pups introduced in See Me Run and See Me Dig return to chase an errant tennis ball across land and sea. The adventure beings simply with a hand holding a ball. When the ball is thrown, the pack chases it down the hill and through the lake. As various other animals confiscate the ball, the dogs— in hot pursuit —utilize a hot air balloon, a boat, and a car. The rumpus ends when the ball is swallowed by a lion. Another adventure seems imminent, however, as the dogs gaze expectantly at the same anonymous hand now holding a stick. The text is large font, incorporates simple sentence structure and repeated word use. Combined with the pictures, there is a definite and satisfying story line. Beginning readers will enjoy the ever-increasing absurdity in the sequence of events. Watercolor and ink outline, cartoon illustrations are clean and straightforward, but fall far short of awe-inspiring. Beginning readers and fans of Meisel will enjoy this new installment.

Horn Book

The amiable yellow dog from Meisel’s previous entries in the estimable I Like to Read series (including Meisel’s Geisel Honor–winning See Me Run) returns in another adventure. Here our narrator joins a large group of dog friends to chase a tennis ball through a park: “I see the ball. The ball is fast.” So far, so ordinary. But then a flip from a beaver’s tail in the park’s pond sends the ball high into the air, where a bird catches it (“The bird has the ball”); the bird drops the ball into the ocean, where a whale catches it (“The whale has the ball”); etc. When the ball is jettisoned back to land via the whale’s blowhole, a lion catches it…and this time—gulp!—“The ball is gone.” Throughout, the entire doggy group continues to chase after the ball: cheerfully crammed into a hot-air balloon, a small boat, and finally a sporty pink convertible. Readers who have bought into the whole outlandish journey should be both surprised and delighted by Meisel’s humorous circular ending, which returns the dogs to the park, once again ready to play: “I see a stick.” With just a single sentence on each double-page spread, a very limited vocabulary, lots of repetition, simple syntax, and clear clues in the lively watercolor illustrations, this book gives new readers plenty of support while also keeping them enormously entertained.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

The engaging pups introduced in See Me Run and See Me Dig return to chase an errant tennis ball across land and sea. The adventure beings simply with a hand holding a ball. When the ball is thrown, the pack chases it down the hill and through the lake. As various other animals confiscate the ball, the dogs— in hot pursuit —utilize a hot air balloon, a boat, and a car. The rumpus ends when the ball is swallowed by a lion. Another adventure seems imminent, however, as the dogs gaze expectantly at the same anonymous hand now holding a stick. The text is large font, incorporates simple sentence structure and repeated word use. Combined with the pictures, there is a definite and satisfying story line. Beginning readers will enjoy the ever-increasing absurdity in the sequence of events. Watercolor and ink outline, cartoon illustrations are clean and straightforward, but fall far short of awe-inspiring. Beginning readers and fans of Meisel will enjoy this new installment.

Horn Book

The amiable yellow dog from Meisel’s previous entries in the estimable I Like to Read series (including Meisel’s Geisel Honor–winning See Me Run) returns in another adventure. Here our narrator joins a large group of dog friends to chase a tennis ball through a park: “I see the ball. The ball is fast.” So far, so ordinary. But then a flip from a beaver’s tail in the park’s pond sends the ball high into the air, where a bird catches it (“The bird has the ball”); the bird drops the ball into the ocean, where a whale catches it (“The whale has the ball”); etc. When the ball is jettisoned back to land via the whale’s blowhole, a lion catches it…and this time—gulp!—“The ball is gone.” Throughout, the entire doggy group continues to chase after the ball: cheerfully crammed into a hot-air balloon, a small boat, and finally a sporty pink convertible. Readers who have bought into the whole outlandish journey should be both surprised and delighted by Meisel’s humorous circular ending, which returns the dogs to the park, once again ready to play: “I see a stick.” With just a single sentence on each double-page spread, a very limited vocabulary, lots of repetition, simple syntax, and clear clues in the lively watercolor illustrations, this book gives new readers plenty of support while also keeping them enormously entertained.

Grades K-1
Emergent Readers Plus
For Grades K-1

Engaging short texts and large type for children who are beginning to read. Books feature familiar vocabulary and natural repetition as well as playful hooks to pull in readers. With artwork and layout designed to enhance comprehension, these books foster pleasurable and successful early reading experience.

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$189.00 per Year
Interests
Beginning Readers,ESL,Fiction,Picture Books,Storytime/Read Alouds
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