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PEANUT AND PEARL’S PICNIC ADVENTURE by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

PEANUT AND PEARL’S PICNIC ADVENTURE

By Rebecca Kai Dotlich (Author) , R.W. Alley (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 6

Pub Date: July 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-06-054920-6
Publisher: HarperCollins

Peanut and Pearl, next-door neighbors and best friends, decide to go on a picnic together. Peanut packs a passel of corn cakes, and Pearl brings a plum pie. When both critters—and, since these are mammals of unreported species, we can only call them that—lead the way in opposite directions, both end up lost. While easygoing Peanut relaxes with his picnic fare, vigilant Pearl looks for her lost buddy, behind the smallest tree, behind the biggest tree and finally by the lake, where she finds Peanut wiping sleep out of his eyes. With very predictable plot and vocabulary, readable font and a humorous situation, Dotlich’s latest is just what new readers need to build their confidence. Alley’s comical illustrations add to the text, helping the new reader figure out any challenging words. An excellent addition to the classic I Can Read series, this is one that will be read over and over. (Easy reader. 4-6)