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Do like Kyla
Johnson, Angela.
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Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, [1990]

A little girl imitates her big sister Kyla all day, until in the evening Kyla imitates her.
General Note:
"A Richard Jackson book"--Cover.
Reading Level:
510 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 73552.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.5 1 Quiz: 03157 Guided reading level: H.
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A little girl imitates her big sister Kyla all day, until in the evening Kyla imitates her.

Author Notes

Angela Johnson was born on June 18, 1961 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended Kent State University and worked with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) as a child development worker. She has written numerous children's books including Tell Me a Story, Mama, Shoes like Miss Alice, Looking for Red, A Cool Moonlight and Lily Brown's Paintings. She won the Coretta Scott King Author's Award three times for Toning the Sweep in 1994, for Heaven in 1999, and for The First Part Last in 2004, which also won the Michael L. Printz Award. In 2003, she was named a MacArthur fellow.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

PreS--``In the morning my big sister Kyla stands at the window, tapping at the birds. I do like Kyla . . . .'' So be gins a day of follow the leader between a young child and her older sister. This simply told story highlights such every day events as eating oatmeal and walk ing to the store, aptly capturing a small child's sense of pleasure in imitating an older sibling. There is a nice twist on the last page; before going to bed, the younger sister taps on the window, and Kyla follows suit. The illustrations, done in richly colored oils, often add excitement by use of interesting per spectives. For example, readers see the children from above as they march home stepping in their own snowy foot prints. Unfortunately, in the pictures of Kyla, her expression is sometimes awkward and difficult to read. She looks angry, although there is no indi cation in the text that she ever loses patience with her sister. Despite this in congruity, the story will certainly strike a chord with many young listeners. A universal story that features a warm and loving black family.--Karen James, Louisville Free Pub. Lib., KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.