Book Description

Owl completes his chores before agreeing to play with friends, with bold illustrations and simple text for beginning readers.

Owl’s friends want him to play, but Owl decides to complete his gardening chores first, and they all reap the rewards. This short, simple picture book is perfect for the youngest readers. It features large type and easy sentences, paired with bold illustrations that help beginning readers decode this story about the rewards of diligence and responsibility.

  • Bold illustrations with colourful characters.
  • Simple text with short sentences, enabling new readers to enjoy reading and develop their vocabulary.
  • A simple story about the rewards of responsibility and completing one’s chores before playtime.

Rebecca Purcell is a children’s book author and illustrator from Portland, United States. She studied Art History in college before launching her career as an artist. Prints of her cute illustrations can be found in nurseries and playrooms around the world. Rebecca likes drawing with pencils, hiking through alpine meadows, and drinking large quantities of tea. She has written and illustrated several series of children’s board books. Rebecca’s book, Zip the World’s Greatest Robot, was included as a Best of 2020 Board Book/Picture Book from Kirkus Reviews. She lives in an old brick house with her husband, two sons, a stubborn dog, and a nearly perfect cat.

Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels

Guided Reading Level: C

Grade Level Equivalent: K

Educational Descriptions

Picture book, emergent reader, Cat and Friends series, Story elements: setting, plot and character development: Cat, Bear and friends, problem and solution, language: onomatopoeia, strong illustration support, ask and answer questions, speech & thought bubbles, rhythm and rhyme, sight word vocabulary. Comprehension strategies: re-tell story, identify sequence of events, cause and effect relationships, make predictions, inferences and draw conclusions. Themes: friendship, music.

Interest Age: 2 to 5 years

Reading Age: 4 to 5 years

RRP: GBP £5.99 / USD $6.95

Format: Board Book

Page Count: 16 pages

ISBN: 978-1-80036-015-0

Book Details
Rebecca Purcell
Rebecca Purcell
Board Book
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 16 pages
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