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Where Is Mommy?

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A girl follows clues that lead to Mommy! This Level D book is perfect for new readers.

Where is Mommy?
Here are her slippers.
Here are her glasses.

A girl, her mother, and their cat are snuggled up on a couch and reading a book. The girl falls asleep, and when she wakes up, Mommy is gone. Where could she be?

The girl searches the house, picks up clues (including a recipe for kale and a sunhat and gardening gloves that come and go). And she figures out where Mommy is--in the garden!

Suitable for late kindergarten readers, Level D books use a wider vocabulary and more complex plots with multiple scenes. They feature longer sentences and greater variety in sentence structure than levels A, B, and C. Move on to level E once Level D is mastered.

The award-winning I Like to Read(R) 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!

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

32 pages, Hardcover

Published November 19, 2019

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12.9k reviews264 followers
February 1, 2020
Part of the popular "I Can Read" series that provides support for young readers, this book follows a little girl and her cat as they search for a missing person. The child isn't sure where her mother is, and she picks up various items associated with her mother--her glasses, a scarf, even gloves--to figure out where she has gone. Young readers will enjoy looking at the clues her mother has inadvertently left behind and trying to guess where the woman might be. Created with watercolor, gouache, pencils, and pastels as well as some digital tools, the illustrations are bright, sunny, and easy on readers' eyes.
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January 26, 2020
The mystery begins as a girl wakes from her nap. Where's Mommy? Using simple language and the author/illustrator's practiced style of action, warm hearted humor, and detail, the story ends with a hug. Of course it does! Young readers will be able to read their way through this book all by themselves.
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385 reviews
January 14, 2020
I picked up this book because Pat Cummings wrote and illustrated it. It a learning to read book by Holiday House so not the kind of book to be used for read aloud with second grade but a great learning book.
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October 13, 2020
For kids with separation anxiety, this book speaks to the fact that Mommy may be "gone," but she is close by. The illustrations are very colorful and vivid which adds to the story. I like the guided reading level on the book.
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2,367 reviews53 followers
January 13, 2023
A daughter is looking for her mother. As she goes around the house, she finds things that belong to mommy and put them on. It's a cute seek and find story. The text is easy reader style, but the format is a picture book.

Reviewed from a library copy.
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July 10, 2020
Loved the story, and my son did too. Found the ending a bit unresolved. Kid didn’t mind this at all.
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April 29, 2021
An easy read for beginners. Nice big letters for them to see.
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