A young girl admits she's made many mistakes and asks her dad to not be mad at her. - Fits national reading standards by linking images to the text to provide picture clues and introduces age-appropriate vocabulary. - This series meets the Reading First initiative. - The repetitive language, structure, and rhyming patterns help children decipher words. - Word lists at the back of each book help build reading vocabularies. Grades K-4 Social Studies Standards Culture: I - Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture. Individual Development and Identity: IV - Work independently and cooperatively to accomplish goals. - Explore factors that contribute to one's personal identity such as interests, capabilities, and perceptions. - Describe the unique features of one's nuclear and extended families. - Identify and describe ways family, groups, and community influence the individual's daily life and personal choices.