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

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by Mary Ann Hoberman, Michael Emberley
     
 

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In an irresistible fourth You Read to Me collaboration, Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added spooky tales to their bestselling and award-winning series--and it's a scary lot of fun. You've never met witches, zombies, ghosts, or ghouls like these before!

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In an irresistible fourth You Read to Me collaboration, Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added spooky tales to their bestselling and award-winning series--and it's a scary lot of fun. You've never met witches, zombies, ghosts, or ghouls like these before!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
The third book in this successful series features stories that are just scary enough to be both interesting and funny. As in the previous books, the text appears in three colors: one for the adult reader, another for the child, and a third for both readers together. Also, each story is complete on two facing pages. The thirteen stories feature such subjects as a surprising mummy, a flying witch, a visiting dinosaur, a friendly skeleton, a scary ghost, a hungry ghoul, and some tricky zombies. Each tale ends with a variation of "You read to me. I'll read to you." The accompanying cartoon-like illustrations contribute to the humor and the action. Children will chuckle anew with each turn of the page. Although the book would be an obvious choice during the Halloween season, it could easily become a year round favorite with beginning readers.
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3
This fourth installment in the innovative series invites young readers once again to share its whimsical vignettes (written in dialogue) with a peer or an adult. Perfect for Halloween, the stories all revolve around monsters, goblins, zombies, and ghouls. The selections are short, each running across a spread, and "voices" are color-coded and carefully positioned on the page so readers know when it's their turn. Despite its title, the book is hardly engineered to keep any child awake at night. Emberley's illustrations depict friendly fiends with lopsided smiles and silly features, and the fear/gross-out factors in the text are almost nonexistent. A solid choice for most libraries.
—Catherine ThreadgillCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Hoberman and Emberley return with their fourth collaboration of short read-aloud stories in verse, this time a baker's dozen of goofy-scary original ones. The author's note (aimed at adults) and the introductory poem (aimed at readers, with illustrations of two youngsters in monster masks) proffer the book's premise: These stories, ideal for reading aloud, use spooky settings to express the joys of reading. Each poem spans two facing pages and, at 9"x12", the book is large enough to accommodate multiple small illustrations that retell each story pictorially. Subjects cover Halloween mainstays like "The Skeleton," "Trick or Treat" and "The Witch and the Broomstick," as well as a variety of other eerie entities. In "The Mummy," for example, two children in miners helmets gleefully unwrap a figure in a coffin, and get a surprise. A boy on a bicycle helps "The Ghoul" learn to read. Text throughout comes in multiple pastel shades, nicely matching Emberley's impish illustrations, in pencil, watercolor and pastels. Nifty. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316267168
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
07/21/2015
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
228,864
File size:
24 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

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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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
tarheelnurse More than 1 year ago
My 5 y.o. son LOVES this book. I read one line, he reads the next line and then we read a line together. First person's lines are written on the left printed in purple, second person's lines are on the right in red, the lines to read together are centered and printed in blue. Each short story is a fun rhyming poem that covers two pages. Also includes wonderful illustrations. Because my son is just learning to read, he is struggling a little with all the contractions (let's, she's, I'll) but they are important to the rhythm of the words. A short excerpt from "Hop and Skip", "(1st reader) My mom says, "Walk/ Instead of run." (2nd reader) My dad does, too./ But that's no fun. (Both) If you just walk/ To where you go,/ Instead of run,/ You go too slow. ." It is accompanied by great illustrations of a rabbit and child dressed as a rabbit tumbling down a hill with their books going helter skelter. Illustrations include boys and girls of different races (cats, dogs and pigs too). Titles include: The Snowman, The Snake, The Telephone and are appropriate for children of all ages. I love how this book encourages reading and seeks to make it fun. If a child enjoys reading, then the whole world is available to him or her. Here's a bit of my favorite story, The End: "(1st) We're at the end/ (2nd) The very end/ (both) The very/ Very/ Very/ End (1st) No more words/ (2nd) Or pictures. Look!/ (1st) No more stories/ (2nd) In this book. / (Both) But there are other/ Books to read./ (2nd) Hundreds/ (1st) Thousands/ (both) All we need, /Any time/ In any weather/ We can sit/ Right down together. ." Fabulous fun!