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Best friends
Michaels, Anna.
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Publication Information:
Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2004.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) :\bcol.illustrations ; 23 cm.
Best friends Dan and Zack pick apples and find a snail in the garden.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.6 0.5 78831.
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Clarence Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Kenilworth Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers

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Join Dan and Zack for a surprise and a snack--some tasty red apples and a small snail. Which is which? Read and find out!

Author Notes

G. BRIAN KARAS has illustrated dozens of popular books, including Cinder-Elly and Sleepless Beauty by Frances Minters, Saving Sweetness and Raising Sweetness by Diane Stanley, and the High-Rise Private Eyes beginning-reader series by Cynthia Rylant. He lives in Rhineback, New York.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-2-At first glance, these beginning readers appear to be typical of the genre with pleasant stories, controlled vocabulary, lots of white space, and colorful illustrations. What makes them special are the extra features designed to enhance the reading experience: open-ended questions relating to the stories, activities with clear directions, photos of the authors and illustrators that personalize the books for young children, and tips for parents on raising readers. In Lucy's Quiet Book, a girl goes to the library when her six brothers get too noisy and, in Best Friends, two boys explore and play. Tomás Rivera is an inspiring biography of the Mexican-American author, while the other two titles are about ordinary childhood happenings. The pictures complement the stories; Rivera is illustrated with paintings that reflect the period while a more playful, cartoon style of art is used to convey the fun in the fiction. Solid additions for beginning reader collections.-Doris Losey, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Tampa, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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