Mittens, Where Is Max?

by Lola M Schaefer (Author) Susan Kathleen Hartung (Illustrator)

Mittens, Where Is Max?
Mittens the kitten and Max the dog show that playtime is best when shared with friends! Mittens the kitten wants to play with his friend Max the dog. But where is Max? Mittens looks for all of the places where he can usually find Max, including the doghouse and near his food bowl. But Max is nowhere to be found, until Mittens discovers that Max has been looking for Mittens, too! This My First I Can Read Book is perfect for shared reading with toddlers and very young children. Basic language, word repetition, and whimsical illustrations make this book just right for the emergent reader.

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K-Gr 2--Bored, Mittens the cat sets off to find his friend Max the dog. He looks near the house where he lives, in the doghouse where he sleeps, and on the porch where he eats, but Max is nowhere to be found. When Mittens hears the squeaks of his toy and runs back home, he finds Max there, ready to play. With one or two easy sentences in large print per page, this charming story is one that beginning readers will enjoy again and again, and the warm illustrations carry the sweet and playful story line to its surprising ending.--Amy Commers, South St. Paul Public Library, MN

Copyright 2012 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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PRAISE FOR Mittens: "The beautiful physical immediacy of the new pet story will draw emergent readers. Preschoolers will enjoy the kitten's story, as they recognize how it feels to be a small creature in a giant world."——ALA Booklist
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780061702266
Lexile Measure
240L
Guided Reading Level
F
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publication date
October 20, 2011
Series
I Can Read! My First: Shared Reading

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