The Donkey That Went Too Fast: A Philippine Folktale

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Gingham Dog Press, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When a child is learning to read, every word counts!

A man and his donkey refuse to listen to a young boy’s advice to go slowly on their trip to town. Instead, they race down the road. But instead of getting there quickly, it takes them twice as long! Based on a Philippine folktale, this story reinforces the important principle that sometimes slow and steady wins the race.

The Donkey That Went Too Fast is an innovative Lightning Reader that features a controlled word count to give readers practice with essential sight words. This leveled reader for grade 1-2 features a 150 words or less and has been professionally leveled by reading experts to ensure that the language and vocabulary are age-appropriate. Word lists and comprehension questions at the back of the book reinforce fundamental reading concepts used in classrooms nationwide!

This title is also available in a Spanish version!

Children ages 2 to 8 will love to learn to read with our Lightning Readers series! Over 30 titles feature humorous, high-interest stories in a variety of styles including, fantasy, fable, and rhyme, which will appeal to both reluctant and enthusiastic readers. Controlled word counts in this one of a kind series help to build the word foundation for a lifetime of reading! Check out our other titles in this series!

Each title is available in an English and Spanish version!

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About the author (2005)

David Orme has written over 200 books including poetry collections, fiction, non-fiction, and school textbooks. When he is not writing books he travels around the country giving readings, and running writing workshops and courses.

Ruth Rivers's lively illustrations are the perfect complement to Betsy R. Rosenthal's delightful story of this spunky grandma and her granddaughter. The author lives in California. The illustrator lives in England. This is their first book for Albert Whitman. A recipe for Sara's challah and a list of Yiddish expressions used are also included.

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