Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Grace Gilman
Illustrator: Sarah McConnell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
It's Pet Day in Emma’s class and she's eager to bring her dog, Dixie, to school. Emma reminds Dixie to be good, but Dixie gets distracted by a chipmunk and doesn't pay attention. Many of Emma’s classmates bring their pets to class. During pet presentations, Dixie thumps his tail, yelps, and howls. When Dixie accidentally bumps a birdcage and let the birds out, chaos breaks out. Dixie uses his friend-making skills to attract the birds back to the cage and he saves the day!
Dixie Loves School Pet Day is a level one I Can Read! book that is perfect for children who are eager to read books on their own. There are short sentences and familiar words, which help those young readers to be successful in their independent reading. A simple conflict provides some suspense for readers. Simple colorful illustrations are included on each page. A happy ending, including a message about friendship, will be enjoyed by all readers! Pet lovers will especially love this book.