The Secret Pet, by Shelley DavidowJalmer Press
WC: Readers / Grades 2-3
The Secret Pet is a continuation of the phonetically based early reader series. The Secret Pet is the first chapter book in this series and focuses on the phonetic vowel teams, such as ea, ie, oe, ue, diagraphs, open and closed syllables and more.The story interweaves the animals from the first six books into a more in depth, entertaining and adventurous story. Shelley's ability to create a humorous and thoughtful story is once again shown in The Secret Pet. Her beautiful drawings bring the story to life and capture the attention of those early or struggling readers and keep them reading until they finish the entire book.