I Help (I Like to Read) (Hardcover)

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When a boy finds a canteen, he finds his superpower–helping everyone he meets! From Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Winner Joe Cepeda, this Level C book is perfect for new readers.

When a boy finds a canteen in his garage, he finds his superpower--helping everyone, from the postman to the local birds.

I walk.
I see a dog.
I help.

Very simple text and fun pictures support comprehension in this delightful book, ideal for new readers just starting out. Easy to read and brightly illustrated, this is a perfect book to read on their own!

Other books in this series: I Hop (a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Up,  I See, and I Dig, featuring the same curious, excited brothers exploring the world around them and celebrating the diversity of everyday life.

For readers who have mastered basic sight words, Level C books feature slightly longer sentences and a wider range of high-frequency words than Level B books. Level C books are suitable for mid-to-late kindergarten readers. 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 with parents, teachers, or on their own!

About the Author

Joe Cepeda received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach, and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. He is a fine artist, as well as an illustrator of more than thirty-five book jackets and picture books, which have received many honors including Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Parenting Magazine's Reading Magic Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, Texas Library Association 2x2 Reading List, ALA Notable Books, and Child Magazine's Best Book of the Year. Joe illustrated Hey, Hey Hay! by Christy Mihaly, ¡Vamonos! Let's Go! by Rene Colato Lainez,and Swing Sisters by Karen Deans. He both wrote and illustrated the I Like to Read books--Up, I Dig, I See, and the Theodor Geisel Honoree I Hop. Joe received an American Library Association Pura Belpré Honor and the Recognition of Merit Award from the George G. Stone Center for Children's Books. He lives in Claremont, California.

Praise For…

"Cepeda uses bright, textured mixed-media images on white backgrounds to tell much of the story visually and thus avoids using longer words with difficult sound blends and digraphs. . . This strategy is a hallmark of the best beginning readers. . ."The Horn Book

"This early reader’s thoughtfully controlled vocabulary makes it accessible to the newest of new readers. Throughout, Cepeda’s energetic, warm depictions of the characters provide context clues to help emerging readers. . . Helpful!"—Kirkus Reviews

"Bound to be a success for beginning readers, this early reader is full of the repetition needed for introducing basic sight words."—School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823453931
ISBN-10: 0823453936
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: I Like to Read