Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 6
- Grade: k to 1
- Reading age: 5 to 6
What's floating around the farmyard that has Old Mother Hen all a-twitter? As it flutters and flaps and flies away, Pup and Hound are hot on its ghostly trail. Will our team unravel this spooky mystery?
This Level 1 first reader contains short stories, simple sentences, easy vocabulary, simple visual clues and lots of repetition.
About the authors
Susan Hood is the Children's Content Director for Nick Jr. Family Magazine and the author of more than 200 children's books, including eight Pup and Hound titles for Kids Can Press. Other writing credits include The New York Times, Sesame Street Parent's Guide and Working Mother magazine.
Linda Hendry has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Some of her earliest works can still be found on the underside of her parent’s kitchen table – the same table that she and her sister sat at for hours and hours, filling up endless stacks of doodle pads with drawings of make-believe families and their adventures. After high school (of course she doodled in her notebooks!) Linda studied visual communication at The Alberta College of Art and Design, then moved to Toronto where she was offered the opportunity to illustrate a children’s book called ‘The Queen Who Stole The Sky’. The book was a finalist for the 1986 Canada Council Illustration award, which certainly helped to get her career rolling. Over 60 books later, Linda still loves to draw but has taken time off from illustrating to explore painting with acrylics and oils or try her hand at simple print-making techniques.
Pup and Hound Scare a Ghost (Kids Can Read 1)What’s floating around the farmyard that has Old Mother Hen all a-twitter? As it flutters and flaps and flies away, Pup and Hound are hot on its ghostly trail.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.