The 2nd Reading Series

Mr. Mugs - Meet My Pals
 
 

 
The second monthly reading series is Mr. Mugs - Meet My Pals by Martha Kambeitz, Denise Burns and Josephine Proctor.

Louis credits the Mr. Mugs books series with helping him to learn English at a very young age. The Mr. Mugs books have been out of print for many years but occasionally you can find them on eBay, Amazon Marketplace or various other antique book dealers.
 
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Mr. Mugs
is the title character in a series of children's books written by Martha Kambeitz and Carol Roth and published by Ginn and Company (now part of Prentice Hall). Mr. Mugs was an Old English Sheepdog who lived with two children, Pat and Cathy. These readers were used in Canadian elementary schools in the 1970s and early 1980s to teach reading. There were 3 different series (with seven levels within each series) of "Mr. Mugs" books: "Ginn Integrated Language Program"; "Light and Life Reading Series"; and "Sharing Points in Language Arts". While two titles were published in hardcover, the rest of the "Mr. Mugs" titles were published in softcover.

To learn more about the Mr. Mugs books please visit the Meet Mr. Mugs Page. You can also watch dramatic readings of two additional Mr. Mugs books there.
 
 
Mr. Mugs - Meet My Pals
 
by Martha Kambeitz, Denise Burns and Josephine Proctor
 
Click on the sound file to hear the recording.
 
 
Part 1/ Pages 1-9 (June 2016)
 

 
 

 
Meet My Pals -

A Reading by Louis Ferreira

 
Mark and Tom

 
Pals and Pets

Is Mark here?
Is Tom here?
Pat, get Mark and Tom.
Mark! Tom! See my dog!
Here's Mr. Mugs!
Mr. Mugs is my pet!
Oh, Mark!
What a dog!

 
Mommy! Daddy!
Come out here!
What is it, Pat?
It's a turtle!
Mark's turtle!
Come out and see!
Oh, look, Mr. Mugs.
Here's a pet frog.
I like frogs.
What a pet!
 
 

Part 2/ Pages 10-13 (July 2016)
 

 
 
Picnic Fun

I like a picnic, Mommy.
It's fun!
 
Oh!
The grasshoppers!
The grasshoppers!
Run, Pat!
Get the grasshoppers!
    
  
Oh, my!
See the grasshoppers!
Fast, daddy!
Get the grasshoppers!
Oh! MR. MUGS!
 
Look, Tom!
The grasshopper is on Mr. Mugs!
It likes my dog!
What a picnic! It's fun!
It's a picnic for grasshoppers!
And what a surprise for Mr. Mugs!

 

Part 3/ Page 14 (August 2016)
 

 
 
A Picnic

We had a picnic
We had buns
We had wieners -
big fat ones.
We had wieners
on a stick...
Mother told us:
"Don't be quick,
Turn your wieners
front and back,
cook them slowly
till they crack."

We had cookies
and lemonade.
Beth saw a bee
and got afraid.
I dropped a pickle
in the dirt.
But I washed it off
so it didn't hurt.
We had a picnic.
Was it fun!
NOW all we want
is another one!

 

Part 4/ Page 15-16 (September 2016)
 

 
 

 

 
 
It's Fall
 
This is fun, Mommy.

It's pretty here in the fall.

I like this.
 
 
Here, Mommy.

This is for you!

    Oh, thank you, Pat.

    It's pretty!

 
 

 

Part 5/ Page 17-20 (October 2016)
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
Fun for Mr. Mugs

 
Look, Mr. Mugs. See this pet.
He can run and jump.
He likes fun!
What pet is it, Mr Mugs?

 
  
Look, Mr. Mugs!
It's a dog!
I made it look like you!

 
 
 
See this pet, Mr. Mugs.
It's a frog.
I made it.
A frog can jump fast!

 
 
Oh, look.
Mr. Mugs is here.
Come in, Mr. Mugs.
Come in here.
 
Come on, Mr. Mugs.
Jump on my bed.
Come on! Jump! Jump!
 
Oh, Mr. Mugs.
I like you.
This is fun!
 
 
What a dog!

 

Part 6/ Page 21-23 (November 2016)
 

 
 

 
A Red Surprise
 
Here's a surprise for you!
Here, Tom. A red one for you.
A red one for Pat.
A red one for Mark.
his one is for Daddy.
He likes red.
 

Thank you, Mommy!

 
 
See my surprise!
I made it!
Daddy likes red.
 

 
 

It's pretty, Mom.
Red looks pretty.
What a surprise for Dad!

 
Surprise, Daddy! Surprise!
One for Mark and one for Tom.
Here's my surprise.
And here's one for you!
 
 
 

Thank you! This is a surprise!
My! Mommy looks pretty!
Red looks pretty on you, Mommy.
I like red surprises!

 

Part 7/ Page 24-28 (December 2016)
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Can a Dog Play Ball?

 
Tom! Mark! Come on!
Come out and play ball!
Come on, Cathy.
You can play.
Here's the ball!

 
 
Here comes Daddy.
Can you play ball, Daddy?
Can you run fast?
Come and play ball!

 
 
 
 
 
 

It's fun to play ball!
Look, Daddy.
This one is for you.
Here comes a fast one!
Here it comes!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What a fast ball!
Go, Daddy! Go fast!
Tom! Go for the ball!
Get the ball!
 
 

Look! Here comes Mr. Mugs.
And here's the ball!
Mr. Mugs can play ball!
Here's something, Mr. Mugs.
 

Daddy likes to play ball.
Mark and Tom like to play.
Mr. Mugs LOVES to play ball!

 

Part 8/ Page 29-33 (January 2017)
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Something Green


Here's something for you to see.
It's a surprise!
It's something green.
It can jump.
What is it?

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh, Mrs. Cook!
A green frog!
Frogs can jump!
Jump, Mr. Frog! Jump!

 
 
 
 
 
 
See it go, Mrs. Cook!
It can go fast!
Get the frog!
Come here, Mr. Frog!
Come back here!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh, Mrs. Cook!
See the frog.
It's on you!
Can you get it, Mrs. Cook?

 
 
Here he is.
Here's Mr. Frog.
Hello, Mr. Green Frog.
This is a surprise!
In you go, Mr. Frog.
In you go.

 

 

Part 9/ Page 34 (February 2017)
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frogs

The papa bullfrog has a voice
  That's very loud and deep,
The baby frogs have voices that
  can only make a peep.
And every night I hear them talk
  Before I go to sleep.

 

Part 10/ Page 35-38 (March 2017)
 

 

 

Sing and Play


Hello, Mr. Turtle.
I can jump and sing in here.
I like it in here!


Oh! Hello Mr. Frog!
Come on in!
You can jump fast!

 



 
 
 

A frog!
What a surprise this is!
Hello, Mr. Frog!
Can you sing?
Can a frog sing?

 
 
 
 
Hello, Mr. Frog!
Look here.
Here's a surprise.
See this?
I can play it.
Will you sing?
Come and sing, Mr. Frog.
Sing something pretty.

 
Come on, Mr. Frog.
Sing something I like.

I will sing for you.
You will see.
A frog can jump.
A frog can sing.
Play something, Mr. Grasshopper.
Play something and I will sing.

 

Part 11/ Page 39 (April 2017)
 

 
Little Black Bug

Little black bug,
Little black bug,
Where have you been?
I've been under the rug,
Said the little black bug.
Bug-ug-ug-ug-ug.

Little green fly,
Little green fly,
Where have you been?
I've been way up high,
Said the little green fly.
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Little old mouse,
Little old mouse,
Where have you been?
I've been all through the house,
Said the little old mouse.
Squeak-eak-eak-eak-eak.
Margaret Wise Brown

 

Part 12/ Page 40-43 (May 2017)
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Playhouse

Pat! Pat!
Come here!
Coma and play house!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A playhouse in a tree!
What a surprise!
I love it, Cathy!

 
 
Here, Pat.
You can play the daddy.
This is for you.
I'll play the mommy.
It's fun to look like Mommy.
 
 
 

Thanks, Cathy.
I love to play house!
 
Pat! Look here.
See what's in the tree.

Hi, Mr. Squirrel!
Coma and play House!
  
To be continued...
 
 
 

 
 
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