Hot Cat, Cool Cat (I Like to Read) (Paperback)

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Hot Cat, Cool Cat (I Like to Read) (Paperback)


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Kit likes to run. Kip likes to sit. Can they be friends? This level G book is perfect for new readers.

Kit likes to hug. Hugs scare Kip. Kit likes cake. Kip likes fish.

Kit and Kip are total opposites but also best friends! Kit likes swimming, while Kip is happy to sit on the hill. One day when brave Kit is swimming and gets a cramp, careful Kip must jump into action to save her best friend! With expressive, colorful characters and illustrations packed with silly shenanigans and actions, young readers will love Kit and Kip. Perfect for kindergarteners and first graders to read on their own. 

This book has been officially leveled by using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level GradientTM leveling system.

For early-to-mid first grade readers, Level G books feature more complex storylines than prior levels, and a wider variety of structure and punctuation.  Illustrations offer support for decoding the more challenging vocabulary words introduced. 

The award-winning I Like to Read © series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!
Laura Manaresi is an Italian educator and author of more than thirty children's books published in her native Italy. She teaches the history of illustration for children at the accademia di belle arti di firenze. This is the first book she has written in English for the US market.

Roberta Angaramo has illustrated more than thirty titles with publishers all over the world, including A Perfect Home for a Family and Dog in Boots, and Smile, Breathe, and Go Slowly: Slumby the Sloth Goes to School from Holiday House. In 1997 won the first prize in the UNICEF International Contest “Città di Chioggia” with her book Notte da Favola. She also works with 4-8 years old children at the Creative Painting Atelièr of Art School“Novalia” in Savigliano. She lives in Italy in a small rural village with her husband Daniele and her two cats Pì and Apo. Visit her on the web at

Product Details ISBN: 9780823458981
ISBN-10: 0823458989
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: December 10th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: I Like to Read
"Angaramo’s rich, full-bleed illustrations in jewel tones of green and blue fill out Kip and Kit’s world with detail and charm, giving the story a rich, lived-in feeling."The Horn Book

"The joyful and colorful illustrations are eye-catching while providing context clues to newly independent readers. This book could be used to talk about accepting people for who they are."School Library Journal