Marley’s Storybook Treasury by John Grogan
Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Genre: Children’s Early Readers – I Can Read! Level 2
Pages: 192 Hardcover 9×9″
Date Published: September 2012
Publisher: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s
Enjoy six of your favorite Marley tail-wagging tales in this keepsake treasury.
Marley is always sniffing around for some trouble-and now you can share six of his tail-wagging tales together for the first time!
Join Marley as he escapes his backyard and travels about town, helps out a baseball game, goes to the fair, plays in the snow, celebrates Mommy and Daddy, and makes a mess. Let your imagination-but not your dog-run wild!
This collection includes:
-Marley’s Big Adventure
-Strike Three, Marley!
-Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin
-Snow Dog Marley
-Marley: Thanks, Mom and Dad!
-Marley: Messy Dog
We are really enjoying reading stories with Marley featured in the I Can Read! series and this year has been an incredible year to find some new storybook treasuries especially this one with Marley. While I enjoyed the storybook treasury with Biscuit, I think this one was done even better. This book contains a handful of I Can Read! Marley stories and they appear just as they would in the I Can Read! books except each page is sided with a pleasant color on the border to bring the book to a nice lap size reader. This is great for still encouraging your early reader, but also for reading together. My preschooler loves to poor over these and “reads” them to herself often after we’ve read them together. I have no doubt that this will remain a favorite treasure for years.
We love all of these stories, and they are some good choices from the Marley stories and here are two examples below.
Marley: Marley’s Big Adventure
Definitely we can always find Marley in trouble but he is always fun-loving too and it is my opinion this book has a hidden messages. While Marley is bad and gets into trouble repeatedly, his family still loves him and wants him around. A great early reader with some slight suspense and anticipation. An awesome opening for the Marley’s Storybook Treasury.
Marley: Snow Dog Marley
Marley is always in trouble, but this time he is redeemed for most of the day. This is a fun read that would go really well in the winter time. My preschooler has already loved it so much she has requested it multiple times. A good addition found in both Marley’s Storybook Treasury
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*
Based on the bestselling books by John Grogan
Cover art by Richard Cowdrey
Full-color interior illustrations based on the art of Richard Cowdrey
John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and four bestselling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, Marley Goes to School, and Marley and the Kittens. Marley’s fifth picture book, Trick or Treat, Marley! came out in Summer 2011. John lives with his wife and three children in the Pennsylvania countryside. You can visit him online at www.johngroganbooks.com.
Richard Cowdrey has illustrated numerous books for children, including Bad Dog, Marley! by John Grogan, Animal Lullabies by Pam Conrad, and Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. He is the owner of a yellow Labrador, Murray, whose behavior is remarkably similar to Marley’s. He lives in Ohio with his wife and children. You can visit him online at www.rcowdrey.com.