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Best Brother Ever!
Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 1
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About The Book
Figgy is a mouse and Boone is a rat. Figgy thinks Boone is the best brother ever. Boone says Figgy is more like a cousin. Either way, Figgy and Boone prove that friends can be like family!
Ready-to-Read Graphics books give readers the perfect introduction to the graphic novel format with easy-to-follow panels, speech bubbles with accessible vocabulary, and sequential storytelling that is spot-on for beginning readers. There’s even a how-to guide for reading graphic novels at the beginning of each book.
About The Illustrator
Janee Trasler loves to make kids laugh. Whether she’s writing books, drawing pictures, singing songs, or performing with her puppets, nothing makes her happier than hearing that giggle! Janee lives in Texas with her sweetie-pie husband, John, their two dogs, a big ol’ pile of puppets, and one very squeaky guinea pig.
- Publisher: Simon Spotlight (September 27, 2022)
- Length: 64 pages
- ISBN13: 9781665914499
- Grades: P - 1
- Ages: 4 - 6
- Lexile ® GN270L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
A mouse grapples with the concepts of brotherhood, species, and family solidarity. . . . A longtime writer for very early readers launches a new series incorporating graphic-novel reading techniques and gentle humor. . . . Figgy’s friend Boone patiently tries to help him understand that they are not brothers. Figgy’s a mouse; Boone is a rat. In spite of their similarities, they’re different species—cousins. . . . Though different, Boone and Figgy are fun foils for each other. . . . Satisfying siblinghood in a promising series starter. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)
– Kirkus Reviews, 7/15/2022
This story sets out to keep things simple for beginning readers, with easy sentences and light text. . . . As an introduction to the graphic novel format for young readers, Figgy and Boone are compelling leads and great companions, and the story is clear of distractions or complicated imagery. . . . A quick and silly rodent-happy romp, this book provides a fun and funny opportunity for reading practice.
– School Library Journal, August 2022
Awards and Honors
- Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
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