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Summary: Letter + Number words are not just for custom license plates .. or texting! They are gr8 fun in picture books, too. This picture book uses letters and numbers in creating words.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, learning to read, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 9; read yourself: 8 to 12
Interest Level: 5 to 10
Age of Child: Read by a 9-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: Our daughter thought this was hilarious. She read it once, but then started "talking" in wumbers.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is now one of my go-to books to recommend. Not only did it bring back memories of deciphering William Steig's CDB!, but I was tickled to see that it also had fresh ideas and turns of phrase, too. Sporting tat2s definitely gives the book a more 21st Century feel. Kids 2day will rel8 to.
Pros: Enjoy this book together, or let the kids play with it on their own. The word + number combinations let the young readers use big, multi-syllable words that they wouldn’t know how to decipher otherwise.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is fun to read together with preschoolers, and kids developing their reading skills will build confidence by deciphering bigger words.
Educational Themes: This is a creative book meant to be shared and read aloud. It is sophisticated enough for older readers (read: preteens) who think they are too old for picture books.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.