A girl follows clues that lead to Mommy! This Level D book is perfect for new readers.
A girl, her mother, and their cat are snuggled up on a couch and reading a book. The girl falls asleep, and when she wakes up, Mommy is gone. Where could she be?
The girl searches the house, picks up clues (including a recipe for kale and a sunhat and gardening gloves that come and go). And she figures out where Mommy is--in the garden!
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
Pat Cummings has illustrated more than thirty children's books, some of which she also wrote. She won the Coretta Scott King Award for her illustrations in My Mama Needs Me, and she has also won the NAACP Image Award. Pat has made a lifelong commitment to celebrating diversity, and it is reflected in her work. She lives with her husband Chukku Lee in Brooklyn, New York, where she also works as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute.
"In this short tale, a young girl with brown skin and curly black pigtails awakens from a nap on the sofa to find her mother is no longer sitting with her. The bright, clear, and colorful illustrations allow readers to see that her parent has not gone far. . . . This book introduces children to the concept of solving a puzzle using information or evidence gleaned from the pictures and from the child’s monologue. . . . the simple childlike text and vibrant artwork are effective and winning. A solid addition to most collections."—School Library Journal
"A part of the appeal of this early reader geared toward rising first graders is that children are likely to relate to that sense of panic and concern the child experiences upon noticing that Mommy is gone—and the sense of relief when Mommy is finally found. The illustrations are crisp, page-filling, and colorful, and both the protagonist and Max have expressive faces. . . . This hardworking early reader is definitely worth checking out."—Kirkus Reviews