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 TriumphantBook - 2004
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.
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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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