Is the Spaghetti Ready PDF


The animals are hungry but they haven’t forgotten their manners.


Is the Spaghetti Ready?

Written by Frank B. Edwards
Illustrated by John Bianchi

It is supper time at the zoo and the animals are hungry. When they tell the zookeeper they want to eat, she dishes up a large plate of spaghetti and sends them to the table.

“We are hungry. When can we eat?”

“Here is your food. Now go to the table.”

When she checks on her animals, the zookeeper is surprised to discover that they have waited politely for her to join them before gobbling up their meal.

This ebook is in PDF format so that teachers and parents can easily use smart phones, computers and projectors to engage young readers.

The $1 price ensures it is easily affordable and that illicit sharing is unnecessary. (After all, the author and illustrator need to buy groceries too.) Please direct other teachers and parents to  Pokeweed’s online store to buy their own copies. Thank you.

The books in this New Reader series are designed to encourage children to take their first tentative steps toward reading.

The series has proven to be very popular with teachers and parents as well as young children who enjoy the experience of learning to read. The books use classic literacy strategies to encourage new readers to learn language skills:

  • Repetition
  • Rhyme
  • Predictability
  • Simple illustration to provide context and clues
  • Simple language
  • Number patterns

Children quickly learn the word and number patterns so they can predict the number of characters who will appear on the following page and the words that develop the simple plots. Bright, colourful illustrations work wonderfully for  literacy instructors and parent who use a “story-talk” approach to engage children with the book.

(What is “story-talk?” Follow this link to watch a video of the author reading AND talking to a child about one of his New Reader books.)

The eBook also includes an illustrated introduction to the author and illustrator, as well as useful links to kids literacy tools.

The softcover version of Is the Spaghetti Ready? out of print. This eBook is currently the only available edition.

34 pages. Fully illustrated.
ebook PDF — 9 mg file size
Reading level: Grade one (D)
Interest level by age: preschool to 1

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