Children's Literature - Trina HeidtThe Little Engine is back to help with its positive attitude and encouraging phrase "I think I can, I think I can". This time the engine is helping the birthday clown learn to ride a bike. At the same time, beginning readers take their first steps toward reading independence with the aid of rebus pictures throughout the story. The Picture Reader books help children to gradually build their reading skills by using a combination of sight word recognition and flash card pictures. Though, this is not teaching phonetic reading skills, it is a step in the right direction in that it builds reader confidence and promotes independent reading. Originally published as The Little Engine that Could and the Birthday Bike. 1999 (orig.
Young readers will soon be echoing the little blue engine's trademark "I think I can!" as they take their first steps on the road to independent reading. Full color.
- Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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- Age Range:
- 4 - 7 Years
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