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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Two Great Books - Are You Clever Enough?

Today I would like to recommend:

  1. Mazeways: A to Z  by Roxie Munro
  2. You Read to Me, I'll Read to You  by Mary Ann Hoberman
Mazeways is lots of fun and teaches vocabulary and problem-solving skills. My four-year-old LOVES this book!!! 

You Read to Me... is a book where the left-hand side of each silly kid poem (in blue, or maybe red) is read by one person, and the right-hand side (in red, or maybe blue) is read by the other person. The parts in the middle are in purple and are to be read by both readers. I can't believe my first grader picked it out. He read two of them with me for our bed-time story. Cool! 

These books get a 4-clover rating from kids, parents, and teachers, and a three-clover rating from writers. If you've read either of them, how do you rate them? Are you clever enough to come up with your own book that will earn a four-clover rating? Which one would you be more likely to check out of the library? I checked out Mazeways, but may be buying it. I already own You Read to Me, I'll Read to You.

Keep on keepin' on!

3 comments:

  1. My son really likes "You Read to Me, I'll Read to You" also! I think it is very clever and isn't intimidating for new readers because they know they don't have to read the whole thing. Very cool.

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  2. Now if I could just get him to want to read a couple of those stories EVERY night!

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  3. They both sound brilliant, thanks for sharing. My son got a lot of new books recently but really isn't interested in reading much. I need something like this to grab his interest.

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