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Sparky and Tidbit: Ready-to-Read Level Three    by Kathryn Galbraith & Gerald Kelley order for
Sparky and Tidbit
by Kathryn Galbraith
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2015 (2015)
Hardcover, e-Book
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

This level three reader features chapters with more advanced vocabulary and sentence structure. The central character, a dog named Sparky, has just received his K-9 officer badge which means he is ready to start doing good deeds. Although he hopes to engage in some heroic rescues or similar headline making events, Sparky discovers that his new skills are needed in a totally different manner.

Little Tidbit is behind his classmates in reading and he needs help to master this skill. Sparky would rather do something that is perhaps more heroic but he agrees to help his little friend hone his reading skills. In the end this dedication to duty makes a world of difference to Tidbit, and Sparky has certainly earned his K-9 badge.

The storyline and characters of this reader make it one to which children who love dogs will easily relate. It is a cute story that works learning to read right into the simple plot. Sparky and Tidbit will be a hit with any young reader.

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