Nate Likes to Skate
(Holiday House, Feb. 28, 2016)
Nate loves skateboarding, but Kate prefers making hats. "I hate to skate," she tells Nate. "Do you like my hat?" Unimpressed, Nate retorts "I hate that hat." Kate’s feelings are hurt—so she ignores Nate as he falls. Now that Nate is hurt and sad, too, his outlook has changed. "Wait, Kate," he says. "I was a brat." Kate waits, and admits she wasn’t nice either, and new possibilities open. Now Nate and Kate both like to skate—and wear hats! Straightforward and heartfelt, Nate and Kate’s story is the perfect reminder that we may not always share each other’s interests, but we must be respectful and open-minded all the same! An I Like to Read® book for emerging readers. Guided Reading Level D.