You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together

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Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added Aesop's fables to their bestselling and award-winning series! Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth You Read to Me collaboration. These stories of classic characters—from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves—are fables as you've never seen them before!

With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching ...

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Overview

Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added Aesop's fables to their bestselling and award-winning series! Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth You Read to Me collaboration. These stories of classic characters—from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves—are fables as you've never seen them before!

With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching techniques—alliteration, rhyme, and repetition—to invite young children to read along with peers or with an adult.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The team behind the collaborative reading series turns their attention to Aesop's fables. Two readers can recite alternating passages differentiated by color, with the closing morals to be read in unison. Emberley's pencil and watercolor spot illustrations bring fresh energy to the classic tales as well as a softening tone: the Hare and the Tortoise race on bicycles (the Hare wears spandex), and the golden-egg laying goose has a button-up chest, ensuring that the farmer doesn't have to use his knife. The jaunty rhymes and theatrical element of adopting a persona should spark enthusiasm from reluctant readers. Ages 3–6. (Nov.)
School Library Journal
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
Booklist
"Repeats the earlier books' winning formula...All are retold simply and engagingly and are illustrated with lively spot illustrations."
Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"The latest installment from [the] wildly successful series...the text is delivered in punchy, color-coded typography that makes abundant use of repetition and rhyme to bring the stories to readaloud life. Emberley's playful illustrations provide fresh interpretations of many of the tales."
The Horn Book
- A Chicago Public Library 2010 Best of the Best

"Children's poet laureate Hoberman is really the master of unforced rhyme ... and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are as consistently spry as the poems."

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- A Chicago Public Library 2010 Best of the Best

Children's poet laureate Hoberman is really the master of unforced rhyme ... and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are as consistently spry as the poems."—The Horn Book

"Emberley's pencil and watercolor spot illustrations bring fresh energy to the classic tales as well as a softening tone: the Hare and the Tortoise race on bicycles (the Hare wears spandex), and the golden-egg laying goose has a button-up chest, ensuring that the farmer doesn't have to use his knife. The jaunty rhymes and theatrical element of adopting a persona should spark enthusiasm from reluctant readers."—Publishers Weekly

"Repeats the earlier books' winning formula...All are retold simply and engagingly and are illustrated with lively spot illustrations."—Booklist

"The latest installment from [the] wildly successful series...the text is delivered in punchy, color-coded typography that makes abundant use of repetition and rhyme to bring the stories to readaloud life. Emberley's playful illustrations provide fresh interpretations of many of the tales."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"The familiar tales are told with gentle humor, and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations bring personality and life to the animal characters...a solid pick for most picture-book collections."—School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316041171
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Series: You Read to Me, I'll Read to You Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 322,972
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of the classic A House is a House for Me, which won a National Book Award, as well as the bestselling Sing-Along Stories series.

Michael Emberley is the New York Times best-selling illustrator of It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris and has created several books of his own, including Ruby and Dinosaurs! A Drawing Book.

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

    Perfect for early readers!

    Our 6 year old daughter loves to read this book with either me or her Daddy and our 4 year old son loves to hear it because it moves quickly and the different voices make it sound really fun! Definitely recommend!

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    These books are great to motivate young readers! Fun, easy-to-read, short stories are perfect for our 2nd grader!

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