You Read to Me, I'll Read to You

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You

Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together : in Which Wolves Are Tamed, Trolls Are Transformed, and Peas Are Triumphant

Book - 2004
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From New York Times best-selling author and Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman comes a new collection of fresh read-aloud takes on eight favorite fairy tales, including "The Three Bears," "Cinderella," and "Little Red Riding Hood."

Designed with emerging readers in mind, each of the tales is told in short rhyming dialogues--with each character's lines indicated by a different color-to be used as a script for two voices to read separately and together. Using traditional reading teaching techniques like alliteration, rhyme, repetition, and short sentences), the text invites young children to read along, while Michael Emberley's lively illustrations enhance the stories' humor and high spirits.

Goldilocks, the Little Red Hen, the Three Little Pigs, and many more beloved characters star in these tales-with-a-twist that are perfect for early and reluctant readers, readers' theater, and bedtime fun.

A 2005 Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts by the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teacher of English. Also chosen as a 2004 Gryphon Award Honor Book by the Center for Children's Books.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2004
Characteristics: 29 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316146110
Call Number: E 811.54 HOBERMAN


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Apr 07, 2014

A good book to read to ages 4 and up. However, if you want your child to read one side as you read the other (the way the book is meant to be read), your child should be in at least 2nd grade in order to have developed the necessary reading skills.


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Aug 15, 2011

Gr 1-3-In this series installment, Aesop's fables are offered up in a rhyming call-and-response format. Text fonts are in different colors to highlight the parts for two readers and turn the stories into interactive experiences. These simplified versions of the familiar tales are told with gentle humor, and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations bring personality and life to the animal characters. The fox in a three-piece suit is particularly charming. As each story ends with a moral (in magenta) to be read aloud in unison, the book also offers a way for children to build reading comprehension. This collection is a theatrical take on Aesop's stories and a solid pick for most picture-book collections.-Sarah Townsend, Norfolk Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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