> Skip to content
  • Published: 8 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823442485
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Horse & Buggy Paint It Out!



Geisel medalist Ethan Long's comical duo get creative in this funny Level G story about working together-- perfect for first-grade readers.

Horse is all set to paint a mural his way, oblivious to Buggy's suggestions that a bit of planning might be a good idea. But after Horse knocks over paint cans and sends brushes flying, he relents and accepts some help from his friend.

The hilarious antics, easy-to-read text, and colorful cartoon illustrations will put smiles on the faces of fledgling readers.

The award-winning I Like to Read® 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!

For early-to-mid first grade readers, Level G books feature more complex storylines than prior levels, and a wider variety of structure and punctuation. Illustrations offer support for decoding the more challenging vocabulary words introduced.

  • Published: 8 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823442485
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Ethan Long

Ethan Long (www.ethanlong.com) is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including Clara and Clem Take a Ride.

Also by Ethan Long

See all

Praise for Horse & Buggy Paint It Out!

"The cartoon panels with speech bubbles, picture-book trim, and vocabulary of fewer than 80 words used repeatedly make this sequel ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. Younger children will have no problem reading the pictures. Sure to inspire some enthusiastic painting."—Kirkus Reviews  "[Readers] will chuckle at the visual contrast between Buggy’s restrained, lowkey presence and Horse’s extravagant capers and gestures."—Booklist "Using panels, spreads, speech bubbles, and various fonts, Long keeps readers engaged and the story moving along. The humor  is accented by the facial expressions of Horse and Buggy. . . . It also works surprisingly well as a primer on how (and how not) to paint a mural."  School Library Journal

Related titles