#1 New York Times bestselling authors Kristen Bell (Frozen) and Benjamin Hart are bringing their beloved characters from The World Needs More Purple People to Step into Reading!
Get ready to ride a bike around the neighborhood in this Step 2 leveled reader! Penny loves her purple bike. And she really loves riding it to visit friends! Penny's neighborhood is filled with friends young and old. They love to garden, play music, and spend time together as a community.
Come along for a ride, and practice the purple skills of curiosity, kindness, and more! Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart are bringing their inclusive purple world to Step into Reading with a joyous message of embracing the things that bring us together as humans, while celebrating what makes you uniquely YOU!
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
PreS-Gr 1--Penny Purple cannot wait to take a spin on her brand-new purple bike, so she hops right on and off she goes! As readers learn, Purple People are curious; this is quickly demonstrated when Penny rides by her neighbor, Goldie, planting a garden. Penny has lots of questions, and soon Goldie decides to put on her purple skates and join Penny. The pair next meet Emma, who likes to sing funny songs, and all three blast out a goofy tune. Of course, Emma must join this merry band, so she hops on her purple skateboard and tags along. This parade of Purple People subsequently helps a neighbor fold laundry and invites a young boy and his dog to come along on the adventure. At the end of their journey, the whole crew ends up having a picnic, where everyone brings something different to share. Bell's "My Purple World" series encourages inclusivity, creativity, and accepting others. Paired with brightly colored and joyful illustrations by Wiseman (Don't Hug Doug), there is plenty for readers to look at and observe. Speech bubbles are outlined in purple against a white background, helping emerging readers identify conversation. VERDICT This is a great fit for those looking for an early reader title filled with simple sentences that contains an overarching message of acceptance.--Amy NolanCopyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.