1, 2, 3, Pull! (I Like to Read)

by Emily Arnold McCully (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: I Like to Read

Meet Min--a girl with the brain power to make a machine and outwit a bully too! This Level F book is perfect for first-grade readers.

Ann and Bess don't want Min in their show. But when a tree falls on their outdoor stage, only Min can figure out how to move the tree. She gathers some logs, a chain, a rope, a pulley, and a hook and builds a crane. The show can go on--with Min in it, of course!

This is the third book to feature Min, the girl engineer in 3, 2, 1, Go! and Min Makes a Machine.

The award-winning I Like to Read(R) 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! Level F books, for early first graders, feature longer, more varied sentences than Level E. Level F books encourage kids to decode new multi-syllable words in addition to recognizing sight words. Stories are more complex, and illustrations provide support and additional detail. When Level F is mastered, follow up with Level G.


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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2--Min, the clever elephant protagonist of 3, 2, 1, Go! and Min Makes a Machine is back in this new addition to the "I Like To Read" series. As in the previous stories, older elephant girls Ann and her friend Bess exclude Min, not allowing her to participate in their show when she asks to join them. When a storm drops a large tree on the elephants' outdoor stage, Ann and Bess cannot move the enormous trunk and decide to cancel their play. Undeterred, Min designs and builds a simple crane, saving the show and joining the older elephant girls in the performance. Concise sentences that are perfect for beginning readers accompany McCully's cartoonish pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations. The underlying STEM theme lends itself to a lesson about pulleys and problem solving.VERDICT An appealing addition to this easy reader series, this is enjoyable as a stand-alone as well.--Yelena Voysey, formerly at Pickering Educational Lib., Boston Univ.

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Review quotes

Concise sentences that are perfect for beginning readers accompany McCully's cartoonish pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations. The underlying STEM theme lends itself to a lesson about pulleys and problem solving. An appealing addition to this easy reader series, this is enjoyable as a stand-alone as well.—School Library Journal
Emily Arnold McCully
Emily Arnold McCully is a Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator. Her books for Holiday House include In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer and Ballerina Swan by Allegra Kent, as well as 3, 2, 1, Go!, Pete Won't Eat and Little Ducks Go, which she both wrote and illustrated.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780823445097
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
F
Publisher
Holiday House
Publication date
January 20, 2022
Series
I Like to Read
BISAC categories
JUV036000 - Juvenile Fiction | Science & Technology
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUV002080 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Elephants
JUV039230 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Bullying
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Elephants
Creative ability
Performing arts
Cranes, derricks, etc

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