The Outside Dog (I Can Read Level 3) (Paperback)
From acclaimed author Charlotte Pomerantz comes this sweet, compassionate story with universal appeal about a little girl's longing for a pet.
Grandfather never lets Marisol even pet stray dogs, but when she finds Pancho sitting outside their house in the hills of Puerto Rico, she is determined to keep him. Grandfather worries about fleas and ticks. But Marisol persuades him to feed the dog leftovers from dinner. Can she convince him to give this outside dog a home?
This Level 3 I Can Read book is geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Set in Puerto Rico, the story contains several Spanish vocabulary words, and a glossary of definitions and pronunciations.
Charlotte Pomerantz was born in New York City, where she still lives. Among her many popular books for children are Mangaboom, illustrated by Anita Lobel; Here Comes Henny (based on the wordplay of James Joyce), illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker; Halfway to Your House, illustrated by Gabrielle Vincent; Flap Your Wings and Try and All Asleep, illustrated by Nancy Tafuri; and Posy, illustrated by Catherine Stock (a Christopher Award book).
Jennifer Plecas's illustrations appear in many popular books for children, including Wrapping Paper Romp, a Growing Tree book by Patricia Hubbell, and Rattlebone Rock by Sylvia Andrews, as well as the ALA Notable Book the Outside Dog, an I Can Read Book by Charlotte Pomerantz. Ms. Plecas lives in Blue Springs, Missouri.