On Sale: Oct. 28, 2003 Pages: 32 | ISBN: 9780375806186

About the Book

This funny and kid-appealing Step 2 early reader is about one small but brave little dog! Peanut has a super sniffer. When the toddler in his family wanders off in the grocery store, Peanut’s sniffing skills pay off and make him a big hero. A very relatable story in an easy-to-read format with bright illustrations from Mike Reed.

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.

About the Author

HEIDI KILGRAS is an editorial director in children’s publishing and the author of several Step into Reading books, including Peanut.

Mike Reed creates illustrations for print and children’s books and is a frequent contributor to the Minnesota Opera. He has taught illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul.

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