Do Like Kyla
Do Like Kyla
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Annotation: A little girl imitates her big sister Kyla all day, until in the evening Kyla imitates her.
Catalog Number: #79307
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Orchard Books
Copyright Date: 1990
Edition Date: 1990
Illustrator: Ransome, James,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-531-07040-9 Perma-Bound: 0-605-76757-2
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-531-07040-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-76757-7
Dewey: E
LCCN: 89016229
Dimensions: 24 x 27 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
All day long Kyla takes the lead and her younger sister follows, trying to 'do like Kyla.' She imitates her older sister, pouring honey over her cereal and braiding her hair. The list of minute but important events and the final reversal that all younger sisters dream of - when Kyla finally does 'just like me' - reflect the sisters' strong relationship. The warm family story contrasts with the static but beautiful paintings.
School Library Journal
PreS--``In the morning my big sister Kyla stands at the window, tapping at the birds. I do like Kyla . . . .'' So be gins a day of follow the leader between a young child and her older sister. This simply told story highlights such every day events as eating oatmeal and walk ing to the store, aptly capturing a small child's sense of pleasure in imitating an older sibling. There is a nice twist on the last page; before going to bed, the younger sister taps on the window, and Kyla follows suit. The illustrations, done in richly colored oils, often add excitement by use of interesting per spectives. For example, readers see the children from above as they march home stepping in their own snowy foot prints. Unfortunately, in the pictures of Kyla, her expression is sometimes awkward and difficult to read. She looks angry, although there is no indi cation in the text that she ever loses patience with her sister. Despite this in congruity, the story will certainly strike a chord with many young listeners. A universal story that features a warm and loving black family.--Karen James, Louisville Free Pub. Lib., KY
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 276
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.0 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 73552 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:1.5 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q03157
Lexile: 510L
Guided Reading Level: H

"This simply told story highlights such everyday events as eating oatmeal and walking to the store, aptly capturing a small child's sense of pleasure in imitating an older sibling...A universal story that features a warm and loving black family." - School Library Journal

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