Friday, September 22, 2017

Bedtime Story: Ted and Friends by Phil Roxbee Cox & Stephen Cartwright

Read for: Children's Book Challenge

Synopsis: "Created in consultation with a language expert, the stories have been especially written to help your child learn to read. The stories not only take into account recent research on the most effective ways of teaching reading, but are also great fun. There's also a listen-along CD that brings the stories to life through charming readings. This exciting edition contains twelve titles from the popular Phonics Readers series. Included titles: Fat Cat on a Mat. Ted in a Red Bed. Big Pig on a Dig. Hen's Pens. Fox on a Box. Frog on a Log. Ted's Shed. Sam Sheep Can't Sleep. Shark in the Park. Toad Makes a Road. Goose on the Loose. Mouse Moves House."

My Review: I have had this book sitting on the shelf for a while and finally pulled it out. I don't know why I waited so long to start reading it with Munchkin. This is a great collection of stories that really young kids will enjoy and then also those who are starting to read will be able to participate in reading. It is full of easy words and rhymes and it also has interactive features like hidden ducks and flip the flaps that will keep kids engaged. We read one or two stories a night and finished it quickly, and immediately Munchkin wanted to start reading it again. We have not used the audio CD yet but will next time we are in the car for a while.

My Rating: This was a great little book that kept Munchkin engaged in the story and was easy enough for him to sound out a lot of the words.  He loved the little hidden duck and lift the flap pages. This is a great combination to keep young and older kids reading. We definitely give this one a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!

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