Late Nate in a Race

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Holiday House, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
3 Reviews
New readers will empathize with the endearing mouse in this easy-to-read story by Caldecott Medal winner Emily Arnold McCully.

The race is today. Jake, Jane, Mom, and Dad are ready to leave, but where is Nate? He doesn't even want to race. But with Mom's encouragement, Nate enters the race and wins. It turns out that sometimes Nate likes to go slow. And sometimes he likes to go fast!

Children will relate to Nate's fears and applaud his courage to try something new. Easy vocabulary, phonics practice, and, most important of all, a great story and the highest quality art make this book esential for every new reader's bookshelf.

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Review: Late Nate in a Race: An I Like to Read Book

User Review  - Shelli - Goodreads

Not a story you would read because its fantastic, funny or has any real meaning or moral. However, the basic writing is good for young readers who need to work on their reading confidence and fluency. Read full review

Review: Late Nate in a Race: An I Like to Read Book

User Review  - Diana Pettis - Goodreads

Xander and I read this together tonight. A good book to share read with an emerging reader. Would recommend for shared reading. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Emily Arnold McCully was born in Galesburg, Illinois on July 1, 1939. She graduated from Pembroke College, now a part of Brown University, in 1961 and received an M.A. in art history from Columbia University. After graduation, she held a variety of jobs in the art field that included being a commercial artist, a designer of paperback covers, and illustrating advertisements. When one of her illustrations was seen on an advertisement in the subway, she was asked to illustrate Greg Panetta's Sea Beach Express. She accepted that offer and went on to illustrate over 100 children's books. In 1969, she illustrated Meindert de Jong's Journey from the Peppermint Express, which was the first children's book to receive the National Book Award. Her first solo venture, Picnic, won the Christopher Award in 1985. Mirette on the High Wire won the Caldecott Medal in 1993. Her other children's books include Amazing Felix, Crossing the New Bridge, Grandmas at the Lake, My Real Family, and The Pirate Queen.

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