“My friend Ana gave me the idea for this book. After reading my chapter book Véro and Philippe, which is based on my childhood, she asked, ‘Did you really have a pet snail when you were growing up in France? I had a pet beetle, like lots of kids in the Philippines.'”
To cheer up his Filipino grandma, Ken gives her a pet. As a result, he discovers a part of her he never knew about!
Levels: Guided Reading Level H
Reading Recovery: 14-15
Seedling Level: Fluent
Paperback, 12 pages, 242 words
Publisher: Seedling Publications (Continental Press)
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Illustrator Suzanne Accetta:
Suzanne Accetta has been drawing and painting professionally for over twenty-five years. She has won numerous awards and her paintings are exhibited internationally in public, private and corporate collections. She has designed critically acclaimed theater sets, and she teaches drawing and painting for the theater at Otterbein College. See more of Suzanne’s art works at http://www.suzanneaccetta.com.
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