Corduroy's Garden, by Don Freeman/Illustrator , Penguin
In Corduroy's Garden, Lisa leaves Corduroy to keep watch over her newly planted seeds. But when a puppy digs up the garden, it's up to Corduroy to save the day.
Based on the popular characters created by Don Freeman, the Corduroy easy-to-read series is ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. The brief sentences, repetitive phrases, and important visual clues within the illustrations help readers along while keeping them entertained.
When the beans that Lisa has planted are dug up by a dog, Corduroy reseeds the garden that he was supposed to be watching, but he and Lisa are in for a surprise when the ""beans"" finally appear on the vines.