About the Book
The bestselling Sleepy Dog now has a sequel! In this Step 1 Step into Reading Reader, Sleepy Dog does not want to wake up! The sun is up, the cat is up—wake up, Sleepy Dog! Every sleepy child will laugh with Sleepy Dog as he shakes off his snooziness and finally gets out of bed, all ready to play. Fans of the original Sleepy Dog will be excited to join in Sleepy Dog’s fun morning.
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.
About the Author
Harriet Ziefert is a prolific children’s book author and the founder and publisher of Blue Apple Books, an award-winning children’s publishing house. A pioneer in the leveled-reader genre, Ziefert has written numerous Step into Reading books, including the bestselling Sleepy Dog.
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.