I randomly grabbed this book at the library the other day, thought my son would enjoy since it features a train and the cute characters caught my eye. He’s usually not interested in these reader type books, e.g. Bob Books, but loved this one. He pointed out that the book features short and long vowels which they’re learning at school (he’s in kinder) and enjoyed the story, so much so he read it to his friend at a play date the next day and asked to share it with his teacher.
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Why I Love This
- Stories are fun and silly, capturing my 5-year-old's attention.
- The handmade characters are adorbs and crack mommy up!
- Perfect fun, educational bedtime book.
- Reinforces what he's learning in school.
A Helpful Review, from Kirkus Reviews:
With such creative illustrations beckoning to readers, children may muster up their decoding skills to get through the purposeful text, perhaps with a little help from an adult.More info: Kane Press's new series of super simple easy-to-reads, Bright Owl Books, adds Molly Coxe's five fun photographic long vowel stories, which are each only around 100–200 words. Molly Coxe's stories help kids learn to read by teaching the basic building blocks of reading―vowel sounds. With a note to parents and teachers at the beginning and story starters at the end, these books give kids the perfect start on educational success. Bright Owl Books make bright owl readers!
Find it here: Amazon, Target, check your local library ($6)