Wormy Worm

Wormy Worm

by Chris Raschka
     
 

When Wormy Worm wiggles and woggles, it's hard to tell which end is front and which end is back.

From award-winning author and illustrator Chris Raschka comes a collection of cool and clever board books perfect for emergent readers. Using simple sounds paired with easy word repetition, Thingy Things build preschoolers' pre-reading skills...and make learning

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Overview

When Wormy Worm wiggles and woggles, it's hard to tell which end is front and which end is back.

From award-winning author and illustrator Chris Raschka comes a collection of cool and clever board books perfect for emergent readers. Using simple sounds paired with easy word repetition, Thingy Things build preschoolers' pre-reading skills...and make learning fun!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
With a minimum of detail and dabs of paint, Raschka creates a worm with character. Wormy Worm is a happy fellow--he wiggles and woggles and has a good laugh, but can anyone tell his front from his back? The very simple text (15 different words) is designed to teach children to read by using simple sounds along with easy word repetitions. Part of the "Thingy Things" series. 2000, Hyperion, Ages 18 mo. to 3, $3.99. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Moosey Moose (he actually looks more like a bull) is having a tantrum because he wants his long pants. Sluggy Slug just won't go, and Whaley Whale hides under an upholstered chair. Wormy Worm "wiggles and woggles" to such a degree that it's difficult to see "Which end is front" and "Which end is back." Using muted shades of earth-tone colors, Raschka fills in his thick black-line drawings with broad brush strokes. On the back covers the publisher states, "The THINGY THINGS series teaches young children to read using simple sounds paired with easy word repetitions." Unfortunately, the illustrations don't always support the text. For example, one spread features a picture of stubborn Moosey Moose opposite the words: "His long pants." Readers will need some decoding skills or an excellent sight vocabulary to be able to read them. While the format is just right for little hands and the sometimes whimsical illustrations are not completely without child appeal, these titles lack the staying power of Raschka's earlier work.-Alicia Eames, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786805822
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Series:
Thingy Things Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

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