Petal and Poppy (Green Light Readers Level 2) (Paperback)
In Petal and Poppy, young readers are introduced to these charming characters. Petal gets very nervous when Poppy decides to go scuba diving. What if she's eaten by a sea monster? Poppy thinks Petal is just being a worrywart. Perhaps. But maybe that's a good thing. Because when Poppy does find herself in a little trouble, who comes to her rescue? Petal!
With simple vocabulary, short sentences, and ample picture clues, this new Green Light Readers series will inspire and instruct young readers on their journey to becoming lifelong readers.
About the Author
Lisa Clough has written books novels and picture books, but this is her first foray into the world of early readers. Her work has won awards from Child Magazine, Parent's Choice, Bank Street, Raising Readers, and Entertainment Weekly. She spends her summers in Portland, Maine, and her winters in Clayton, New Jersey, where she's an assistant professor at Rowan University. For more about her, visit her website at www.lisajahnclough.com.
Ed Briant has published for Flux Llewelyn, Roaring Book, Greenwillow Press, and Atheneum. His first book, Paper Parade, was named a Publisher's Weekly Flying Start. He is also the author and illustrator of the weekly comic "Tales from the Slushpile," published online with Publisher's Weekly's Children's Bookshelf since 2005. He has taught illustration at Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington, Delaware.
"The fog leaves me agog."
"The story unfolds entirely through the characters' tidy dialogue and musings, which appear in speech and thought balloons. . . the action moves forward in rectangular comics-style panels, and the bright teals and oranges of his palette help make the friends' seaside home feel inviting and picturesque."
"The simple story with clear, bright art demonstrates that friends do not always need to agree and bobs along as buoyantly as sun across the water...A blithe and breezy charmer."
"The vibrant, graphic illustrations in comics-style panels and text aimed skillfully at newly emergent readers combine to tell a heartwarming story of how unexpected courage, kindness, and compromise can strengthen friendships. New readers will look forward to more adventures from Petal and Poppy."