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Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

reading level:

Grade 1

This book is about:

Animals, Sports

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Not Me! (I Like to Read Books)

Written by:

Valeri Gorbachev


February 15, 2016


Holiday House

Approximate reading level:

Grade 1

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"I like the beach," says Bear. "Not me!" says Chipmunk and for so many reasons. The sun is blinding. It s hard to stay upright in an inner tube. The sea life isn t always friendly. As many times as Bear proclaims his love for beach activities, Chipmunk responds with the refrain, "Not me!" As Chipmunk s misadventures pile up, he has to admit, "I am not a beach person." At this story s heartwarming conclusion, Bear asks, "Why did you come?" Chipmunk replies simply, "I came to be with you." Newly proficient young readers will find humor and a reminder about the true nature of friendship.

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