Dear Beast
Dear Beast
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Dear Beast

Written by Dori Hillestad Butler & illustrated by Kevan Atteberry
Book #1 in the Dear Beast Series
$15.99
$14.87
6 - 9
Reading age
80
Page count
39
Words per page
~420L
Lexile measure
May 12, 2020
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A jealous cat really, really, REALLY wants to drive away his young owner’s new dog in this playful illustrated chapter book from a two-time Geisel Honor winner. Simon has taken care of his owner, Andy, for many years. He’s a good cat. Clean, responsible, and loyal. What more could a boy want? Even when Andy’s dad moves out, Simon is certain that Andy doesn’t need another pet. So why would Andy’s dad adopt a DOG?! To make matters worse, the animal is a rude, rowdy troublemaker. Simon’s job is clear: the beast has got to go. He decides to write him a letter. Strongly worded, of course. But when the dog’s response sets off an unexpected correspondence, Simon realizes the beast may be here to stay. Can he make room for another pet in Andy’s life? This funny and heartwarming collaboration between Geisel Honor and Edgar Award-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler and bestselling illustrator Kevan Atteberry is a tribute to the love of a good pet - and the joy found in new friendship. With nine chapters and adorable full-color illustrations on every spread, the series is perfect for kids transitioning from picture books to chapter books. A Junior Library Guild Selection

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780823444922
    Publication Date
    May 12, 2020
    Publisher
    Holiday House
    Page Count
    80
    Words Per Page
    39.4125
    Audience
    Early Reader
    Reading Age
    6 - 9 years
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~420L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~L
    ATOS® Book Level
    2.9
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    509869
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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