Early Birdy Gets the Worm: A PictureReading Book for Young Childrenby Bruce Lansky, Bill Bolton (Illustrator)
Waking up early one morning, Early Birdy watches Mother Birdy catch a worm. Inspired, Early Birdy wants to catch one too. But catching a worm isn’t as easy as it looks. Join Early Birdy on an exciting and funny adventure set in a beautiful
This Story is Told in Pictures… so children 3 to 6 can “read” the pictures and enjoy the story.
Waking up early one morning, Early Birdy watches Mother Birdy catch a worm. Inspired, Early Birdy wants to catch one too. But catching a worm isn’t as easy as it looks. Join Early Birdy on an exciting and funny adventure set in a beautiful springtime forest environment created by illustrator Bill Bolton. Don’t be surprised to find yourself “smiling from ear to ear”. Don’t for one minute think you’re going to “read” (aka narrate) this story to your child because you’re the adult and your child is, well, the child. Your child can “read” the pictures as well as you can. A fact that changes how this story will be read: this is a story you and your child can read together. You might start the collaboration by asking a question: You: What do you see in this picture? Child: A little baby birdy is waking up You: And in the next picture? Child: A big bird is catching a worm. You: Meanwhile back in the nest? Child: The little birdy is watching. Child: He wants to catch a worm, too. He flies down. Child: He sees a worm. Child: He bites it. Child: And then uh oh! That’s not a worm! See what just happened? you and your child were reading the book together, until your child got much too excited to wait for you to ask a question. Suddenly your preschooler is telling the story as fast as she can turn the pages. And you’re thinking, “Wait a minute! My 3-year-old doesn’t know how to read. But she’s so excited—I can’t stop her from telling the story. She’s running away with the story. What happened to our quiet little game of question and answer?”
Meet the Author
As one of North America’s most popular children’s poets and authors of children’s fiction, Bruce Lansky has turned millions of children 6 to 12 into poetry and fiction lovers. Now he is attempting something a lot harder—and succeeding: He has created stories for children 3 to 6 that are so engaging and entertaining, that kids who haven’t learned how to read words yet are reading the pictures and telling the stories. They’re a little shy at first. So a parent or teacher asks them what they see in the first picture. The child answers. the adult asks about the second picture, and before you know what is happening, the child is turning the pages and telling the story. Bruce Lansky has already created three PictuReading stories. They are being released one at a time. This is the first one. Use it to turn your child into a PictuReading book lover.
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"Early Bird Gets the Worm" is a wordless, picture story. The illustrations are beautiful. It a good book for children who want to try to tell the story themselves.
I'm loving this new series of wordless picture books from Meadowbrook. The illustrations are big and easy to follow. Sometimes wordless picture books don't depict a story very well and it's hard to know what's going on, but these books are great in that regard. Early Birdy Gets the Worm is about a baby bird that goes in search of a worm to eat, but has a difficult time getting his beak on one. It's a sweet story, and my four year old loves it. She can "read" it all by herself, but we also have fun looking at it together and discussing the pictures. The artwork is warm and engaging. It tells the story well enough that my daughter can narrate it by herself, without any prompts from me. If you have a child that likes reading but can't actually read yet, this series of wordless picture books is perfect. Source: The publisher provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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