Sleepy Dog (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book)

Sleepy Dog (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book)

by Harriet Ziefert


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A dog and his pet cat share good-night kisses and playful dreams until morning wakes them, in this bedtime story for youngest beginning readers. 

Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.

And look for the sequel to this popular leveled reader, Sleepy Dog, Wake Up! 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394868776
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/28/1984
Series: Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 28,870
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: 80L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

Harriet Ziefert is the author of hundreds of children's books and the publisher of Blue Apple Books in Maplewood, New Jersey. Her books include the bestelling Sleepy Dog in the Step Into Reading series and the acclaimed A New Coat for Anna, a story of the devotion between a mother and daughter during hard times after World War II.

Norman Gorbaty was a leader in graphic design in a career spanning over fifty years, most notably as the art director for the legendary advertising agency Benton & Bowles, where he designed iconic ads for Crest, Post cereals, and the IBM Selectric typewriter and groundbreaking covers for Time magazine. After he trained at Yale, Gorbaty’s early career as a fine artist saw his work in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Gorbaty continues to be an internationally recognized painter and sculptor and is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Sleepy Dog.

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Sleepy Dog 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
elizroberson More than 1 year ago
This story has been a great first reader for my son. He has learned to read with this book. The book is full of easy words for young readers. They are able to enjoy the ability to teach themselves. Therfore giving them the desire to read more and more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good first time reader book. This was the first book I learned how to read when I was little. It's a cute, easy-to-read book for children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book to put your kids to bed by and it is a great book for them to learn to read from. Pictures are easy readed. I am going to give it to one of the children on my list this year! with a book caddy that hangs by the bed.
NancyStorm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beginning reader story about a cat and dog who hare a bed. Great pictures and easy text make this a good book for young, young readers.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The dog is sleepy and goes to bed with the cat, dreams, wakes up and goes back to sleep, and gets up in the morning. This is a very simple book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its good for the kids to start reading by themeself!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book had adorable illustrations and a cute, very simple and easy-to-read plot. i definitely recommend it to everyone