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

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

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ISBN-13: 9780316363501
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/01/2001
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 166,904
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author



Mary Ann Hoberman is a former Children's Poet Laureate and a winner of the National Book Award. During her tenure as Children's Poet Laureate, Ms. Hoberman visited numerous classrooms and libraries, introducing both children and adults to the joys of reading and memorizing poetry. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including All Kinds of Families! and the award-winning You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series.


Michael Emberley is the creator of the highly acclaimed picture books Ruby and its sequel, Ruby and the Sniffs; Welcome Back Sun; Dinosaurs!; and Mail Harry to the Moon! Having grown up in a family of writers and artists, he is an avid reader and comic book fan. A native of New England, Mr. Emberley now lives in Ireland.

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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
lakertraw on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This is a very fun book that can be read by two different children. It is designed like a question/answer or statement/response poetry. I actually think smaller children will enjoy this book also becaue of the colorful illustrations.
michelleraphael on LibraryThing 28 days ago
A fun interactive book. This would be a great book to read with your child or for two friends to do together. A poetry book, filled with different stories.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A delightful book for early readers, K to 1st grade. The simple rhyming text is written in 2 different colours of ink, for parent and child (or 2 kids) to read together, taking turns. Humourous illustrations by Michael Emberley add fun to the miniature dramas and dialogues. Kids at the right stage of reading will want to read again and again. The sequel "You Read to Me... Very Short Fairy Tales to read together" is also a winner. This series has won several book awards.
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!
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Cute short stories written to be read by an adult and a child. Stories are just long enough for bed time reading. Colorful illustrations. Great for the novice reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a gift to a beginning reader, who has enjoyed reading alongside her parents. I highly recommend reading this series to others.
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Little-leelee More than 1 year ago
I sent this book to my granddaughter who lives with her father and is going through a lot of separation anxiety away from her mother. Sharing the reading more closely bonds her relationship with "Daddy"as she learns new words and at the same time enjoys sharing a story with him, not just listening to him read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Our students in our reading lab are 3rd-5th grade at-risk students reading 1 1/2+ years below grade level. They LOVE this book. Most of the time the students read to their tutors, with this book, they read WITH their tutors. It is a great way for the tutors to model reading fluency. I have students memorizing the short 'stories', trading places with the tutors for their parts, and even coming in at recess with a friend to read the book.