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Tales of Oliver Pig (level 2)

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Tales of Oliver Pig (level 2)

by Jean Van Leeuwen

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The text of TALES OF OLIVER PIG consists mainly of conversation, with occasional bits of narration. The book begins with Mother Pig teaching Oliver how to bake oatmeal cookies. Everything done by the mother is imitated by Amanda Pig, who is still too young to speak. Amanda stirs a little bowl with a spoon, Amanda makes a dusty mess with flour, Amanda gets her own little pile of raisins. The second story has an additional character, Father Pig. Now, the reader gets a harsh dose of reality, in the form of arguments and crying. But the gentleness and softness, lack of overt emotion, in the illustration mitigates this reality. At any rate, Amanda Pig wants to play with one of Oliver's toy cars, but Oliver exclaims "NO!" Later, Amanda decides to look at one of Oliver Pig's books, but Oliver snatches it away, crying, "The books are mine!


Using their cache of already published easy-to-read books, Puffin launched their Easy-to-Read program. Favorite stories by such beloved authors as James Marshall, Jean Van Leeuwen, and Harriet Ziefert are certain to attract readers to this series. Though the quality of stories in this series is uneven, some of them are superb. Like most other beginning-to-read series, Puffin Easy-to-Read is divided into reading levels. Level 1 uses sentences with clear and simple words and illustrations that help the reader understand the story line. Level 2 is the springboard for emerging readers: the stories use longer sentences, yet maintain a vocabulary easy enough for the child to feel comfortable on his or her own. Level 3 offers more challenging sentences and longer stories. Kindergarten - Grade 3. Size 0.2" H x 8.98" L x 6.03" W, 64 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780140365498
Author Jean Van Leeuwen
Age Group 5-8
Book Type paperback

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