Drew the Screw
(Holiday House, Feb. 15, 2016)
Every tool has a job—but what can Drew the Screw do? Find out in this Level E reader, perfect for Kindergarten and first-grade readers. The pencil draws lines. The saw can cut. But unlike everyone else in the toolshed, Drew the screw has no job. He watches as one by one the tools show off their skills . . . and then he finds his own hidden talent, holding up a Home, Sweet Home sign in a newly-built treehouse. Bright digital drawings of cartoonish tools happily going about their jobs are paired with a very simple text, appropriate for children just beginning to read on their own. Explore all the different things tools can do—and the joy of finding your own special talents!—with Drew. The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own! Level E stories feature a distinct beginning, middle, and end, with kid-friendly illustrations offering clues for more challenging sentences. Varied punctuation and simple contractions may be included. Level E books are suitable for early first graders. When Level E is mastered, follow up with Level F.