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SUE McDONALD HAD A BOOK

Author: James E. Tobin

Illustrator: Dave Coverly

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, LLC,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Sue McDonald is trying to read her book. Unfortunately for her the vowels decide to jump out of the book and run away. Sue follows them, catches them and enjoys some exciting adventures along the way. This is a book to help reinforce letters and letter sounds built around

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 3 to 6

Age of Child: Read with and by a 5-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: I picked this book because it looked like it would be fun to read. It was a little young for my daughter since she can already read but it was a fun way to review the vowels. She liked how Sue chased after the letters and found them such interesting places.

Adult Reader Reaction: I enjoyed the funny way the letters were drawn and the cute way the vowels are introduced without it seeming like a learning book. I thought she would enjoy it more but do believe she was just too old and would have enjoyed it more if she didn’t already know how to read.

Pros: Clever illustrations, a familiar tune, and a little adventure make this a fun book for learning or reviewing vowels.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a fun book - and it is a great for the public or preschool library - but your kids will outgrow it. I would by this for a Pre-K or Kindergarten teacher.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE VOWEL FAMILY: A TALE OF LOST LETTERS   ABADABA ALPHABET; LEARNING LETTER SOUNDS   LET'S GET READY FOR FIRST GRADE!

Educational Themes: In addition to learning and practicing vowels and vowel sounds, the rhyming gives readers a chance to build their sight words and also have fun creating new words. Explore what words look like when they're missing a letter (or two).

Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. She borrowed the book from the local library.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, humor, rhyme, literacy

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2009

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