The Silly Sheepdog
by Heather Amery
Paperback, 16 pages
Published April 2005
by Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Book Source: bought
Book Overview: Each page has two reading levels, one for beginners and one for more advanced readers
— Beginners can use the first reading level to achieve the satisfaction of reading the whole book by themselves
— Stephen Cartwright’s illustrations give clues to the words and their meanings.
Hones’ Review: This is a fun little book about a family who buys a farm and the silly dog, Patch, that runs and barks at all of the animals until the learn how to communicate with Patch. The best part of the book is the fact that kids just starting to read can read it and then the lower level as they advance in their abilities. My younger child liked to read the top level while my older child then read the lower level. They really enjoyed being able to read a book together that challenged both of them.
Recommended for ages 4-8.
About the Author: Heather Amery is a published adapter, author, compiler, editor, and a narrator of children’s books. Some of the published credits of Heather Amery include First Hundred Words in Chinese: Internet Linked (First Hundred Words), First Hundred Words Coloring Book (First Hundred Words), Wind-up Train Book (Wind-Up Books), and First Thousand Words in Polish: With Internet Linked Pronounciation Guide (First Thousand Words).