Book Description

Pig tries to make her new socks smelly in this comical board book for emerging readers.

When Pig receives a pair of new socks, there is just one problem: They smell too clean! What will Pig do to make her new socks smell better? This comical story is aimed at encouraging a love of literacy in emergent readers. The book uses bold illustrations and simple text to help new readers develop their vocabulary, as well as encouraging the recognition and understanding of word structure through phonics.

  • An engaging and humorous story told with imagination and wit.
  • Bold, colourful, and fun illustrations, which will encourage visual recognition of the text for the reader.
  • Simple text that aids a child’s ability to read alone and allows for the understanding of sentence structure.

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: D

Grade Level Equivalent: K

Educational Descriptions

Board book, emergent reader, Rat and Friends series, humorous tone, Story elements: setting, plot and character development: Rat, main character, strong illustration support, ask and answer questions, speech bubbles, rhythm and rhyme, sight word vocabulary. Comprehension strategies: re-tell story, predict outcomes, identify sequence of events, cause and effect relationships and problem and solution. Themes: We like what we like; rats, friendship.

Interest Age: 3 to 7 years

Reading Age: 5 to 6 years

RRP: GBP £6.99 / USD $8.95

Format: Board Book

Page Count: 22 pages

ISBN: 978-1-80036-022-8

Book Details
Rebecca Purcell
Rebecca Purcell
Board Book
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 22 pages
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