Funny Ruby

Funny Ruby

by Catherine Friend, Rachel Merriman
     
 

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Based on what experts know about how children learn to read, BRAND NEW READERS are short, funny stories with words and pictures that help children reading for the very first time succeed—and have fun!

BRAND NEW READERS are for children who are just cracking the reading code. Readers

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Visit www.brandnewreaders.com to learn more about this unique series!

Based on what experts know about how children learn to read, BRAND NEW READERS are short, funny stories with words and pictures that help children reading for the very first time succeed—and have fun!

BRAND NEW READERS are for children who are just cracking the reading code. Readers ages four to seven can master BRAND NEW READERS immediately—even the first time through.

BRAND NEW READERS are funny and appealing stories, irresistibly packaged, and just right for first-time readers. Each title in this unique series includes four high-quality, full-color, eight-page paperback books in a sturdy slipcase. Kids will want to collect them all!

Visit www.brandnewreaders.com to learn more about this unique new series!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This is a set of four short, funny stories to help brand new readers have a successful experience the first time they try to read. The books come with instructions for parents and teachers about how to give self-assurance the first time the child attempts to read a book. The theory is as follows�an adult reads a short summary before the child begins to read the book, then the child and adult look at the pictures together to see what the story is about before reading the words. The child can then begin to read the book with the adult. The pictures illustrate the story line perfectly. The books are short (about 8 pages each) and humorous. Prior to reading these books, the child should have a basic knowledge of the alphabet and how to sound out simple words. This series is designed to give confidence and success the very first time a reader picks up the book. Packaged in a colorful slipcase. 2000, Candlewick Press, $10.99 and $4.99. Ages 4 to 6. Reviewer: Nicole Peterson
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-These titles are made accessible to their audience through their reliance on repetitive, predictable texts supported by picture cues. The four stories in each book are told in short sentences, one per page. "Ruby [the sheep] eats hay./Munch, munch./Ruby eats more hay./Munch, munch, munch./Ruby eats and eats./Kate [the cow] sees the hay./Kate eats hay too. Munch, munch!/Kate sees Ruby! `Baa!'" "Dinah Dinosaur sees a little bird./She sees a big bird./She sees a little tree./She sees a big tree./She sees a little hole./She does NOT see the big hole./She falls in./OUCH!" Most of the scenarios attempt a surprise twist at the end to add a bit of humor to the otherwise tedious structure. Suggestions for adults to help beginning readers and brief introductions that preview the plot and vocabulary are included. Illustrations are done in a simple, colorful, childlike style. The stories are similar to the leveled, guided reading series provided by educational publishers. The texts and art do not have enough appeal for sharing aloud, but they do provide adequate skill reinforcement for fledgling readers.-Adele Greenlee, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763610654
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Brand New Readers Series
Edition description:
SLIPCASE
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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