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Daniel's Pet

(Green Light Readers Level 1)

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Daniel loves his new pet. But what will happen when it hatches a surpise? Alma Flor Ada and G. Brian Karas team up for a heartwarming story about Daniel and his newest animal friend.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 2002)
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Micah Bahe
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Jul 27, 2007 rated it liked it
A very simple story about Daniel and his pet chicken. Except for the very last page, the text is always in the same place on the page with plenty of white space around it. The illustrations are by G. Brian Karas in what looks like it may be colored pencil. As with all of the Green Light Readers there are simple discussion questions as well as an activity at the back of the book. In this case, the activity is a craft to create a hatching chick. The CIP page, which is at the back, includes reading ...more
Felicity The Magnificent
Aug 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
IN this book Daniel found a chick. Daniel asked his Mom if he could have the chick for his pet. He fed his chick until his chick grew into a big chicken. One day Daniel couldn't find his big chicken. The chicken's name was Jen. Daniel couldn't find his pet. He asked his Mom where Jen was. His Mom showed him that Jen was sitting on her nest protecting her eggs. And one day the eggs hatched, and they were baby chicks. Daniel told his Mom that he had lots of pets, not only one big chicken, lots of ...more
Alexander The Triumphant
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I like it very great. Daniel holded a baby chick and he hold it and it was soft and it was a chick. Daniel asked his mom if he could have it, and his mom said yes and he said he would name it Jen. Daniel fed Jen and fed all the other chicks. Daniel fed Jen every day, and Jen got very big. And then one day Daniel couldn't find Jen, and he called, "Jen, Jen, Jen." "Jen is here," said Mama. "Look at her eggs." "Now I will have lots of pets," said Daniel. I liked this book because there was a baby c ...more
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Ada, Alma Flor Daniel’s Pet Illustrated by G. Brian Karas, Harcourt, Inc., 2003. EARLY READER BOOK.

This is a bi-lingual early reader. There is very little text in the first half of the book. In the second half are some “Think About It” questions and a simple craft activity. It is about a boy named Daniel who keeps a small chick as a pet that grows up and lays eggs. The value of this book is that it is bi-lingual. The art is simple and engaging.

EL (K-1) – OPTIONAL. Reviewed by Susan Huff, Area
Saira Butt
The book was great and cute.
Sep 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Cute story about a boy with a pet chick who grows up to be a hen and has more chicks. Very short and simple, with activities at the end.
Jul 16, 2010 rated it liked it
The book includes questions and a craft activity after the story.
Lamar Daniel
Feb 09, 2017 added it
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This book would relate to students because many of them love animals. The students will write about their pets.
Beyond the Pages
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
The saving grace for this book was the activity in the back.
Jun 05, 2019 added it
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Nice low reading level.
Cara Byrne
May 30, 2019 rated it liked it
A short bilingual book about a little boy who raises a hen.
Fun simple easy reader. Has activities and questions I. The back.
Read to me by my 4yo at bedtime. :)
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Dr. Ada was the founder and First Editor in Chief of :
NABE, Journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education

She has been active for many years in various professional associations including : IRA, International Reading Association
CRA, California Reading Association
CABE, California Association for Bilingual Education
USIBBY, US Branch of the International

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