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Pill Bug Does Not Need Anybody

Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1

Illustrated by Jonathan Fenske

About The Book

See how everyone needs a friend now and then in this delightful Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read from award-winning author and illustrator, Jonathan Fenske.

Pill Bug rolls alone. Pill Bug does not need anybody. And Pill Bug likes it that way, until he finds himself in a tight spot! Can he get out of this on his own, or does Pill Bug need a helping hand?

About The Author

© Jonathan Fenske

Jonathan Fenske is the author of many children’s books including The Bug in the Bog; Pill Bug Does Not Need AnybodyAfter SquidnightLet’s Play, Crabby!; Wake Up, Crabby!; and Plankton Is Pushy (all Junior Library Guild selections), and the Lego picture book I’m Fun, Too!. His early readers, Nothing Fits a Dinosaur and A Pig, A Fox, and A Box, were both Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor winners. Jonathan lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.

About The Illustrator

© Jonathan Fenske

Jonathan Fenske is the author of many children’s books including The Bug in the Bog; Pill Bug Does Not Need AnybodyAfter SquidnightLet’s Play, Crabby!; Wake Up, Crabby!; and Plankton Is Pushy (all Junior Library Guild selections), and the Lego picture book I’m Fun, Too!. His early readers, Nothing Fits a Dinosaur and A Pig, A Fox, and A Box, were both Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor winners. Jonathan lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (December 14, 2021)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665900690
  • Grades: P - K
  • Ages: 3 - 5
  • Lexile ® AD220L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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With minimal text and bold illustrations against a white background, the author conveys the importance of teamwork and friendship with humor and simplicity.

– School Library Journal, December 1, 2021

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