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Kids Can Press Fall 2014

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    9781771382809 9781771382823 9781771382793 9781771382816
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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: K Lexile measure: AD520L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: In stock On Sale Date: Aug 01, 2014 Carton Quantity: 42 $18.95 CAD
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Stop, Thief!
By (author): Heather Tekavec Illustrated by: Pierre Pratt
9781771380126 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals Aug 01, 2014
$18.95 CAD
Active 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.38 in 32 pages Kids Can Press
 
Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award , IBBY-Canada 2014, Winner Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, West Coast Book Prize Society 2015, Short-listed Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association 2016, Short-listed
“Max,” said the farmer to his dog one day, “can you catch a thief?” Of course! He can catch anything! And Max eagerly sets off on a quest to find the culprit who has been stealing the farmer's fruits and vegetables. Within moments, the dog is confident he has spotted the thief --- a tiny blue bug, working on a carrot top. “Stop, thief!” Max cries as the bug flies away. Undaunted, Max chases after the bug, from the carrots to the berries to the beans and the cherries, until, eventually, Max watches in satisfaction as the bug flies away over the farm fence. What Max totally misunderstands in his enthusiasm, however --- and what youngsters will figure out right away --- is that the tiny blue bug isn't the thief at all. The real thieves are hiding in plain sight, right under his nose! Author Heather Tekavec has created a perfect storytime choice in this fun and funny picture book, as the kid appeal of being “in the know” while the lovable dog remains clueless will surely invite repeated readings. This story provides an excellent opportunity for discussions about jumping to conclusions and blaming others, or even about life on a farm. It also offers terrific lessons for building early literacy skills, such as moving beyond what is strictly presented in the text and critically thinking about what can be observed in the exuberant and friendly artwork by illustrator Pierre Pratt.

Heather Tekavec first fell in love with children's literature while working as a preschool teacher. Different? Same! is her eleventh published book and her first nonfiction picture book. Heather lives in Cloverdale, British Columbia.

Pierre Pratt is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning illustrator of over 50 books for children. He lives and works in Montreal, Quebec, and in Lisbon, Portugal.

The full-color gouache art has a breezy immediacy that gives a sense of palpable movement as the dog dashes and the animals munch ... Readers will spot the culprits long before Max does in this fast-paced escapade.—School Library Journal

The playful text also offers plenty of hints to readers, who will smile at the canine's well-intentioned efforts. A lighthearted romp.—Kirkus Reviews

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