Friday, November 3, 2017

Early Reader Review of Aaron Loves Apples and Pumpkins by P.D. Eastman

Read for: Early Reader Challenge

Synopsis: "It’s autumn in this Step 1 Step into Reading early reader by P. D. Eastman, author of Go, Dog. Go! and Are You My Mother? As Aaron the Alligator’s thoughts turn to apples, pumpkins, football, and . . . ghosts, his usual mishaps occur while playing outdoors with his friends. Young readers will giggle along as they tackle the simple words and sentences all on their own. Aaron the Alligator is also a star of The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary and a long out-of-print series called Everything Happens to Aaron, the basis for this book. Look for more of Aaron’s Step into Reading escapades: Aaron Is a Good Sport, Aaron Has a Lazy Day, and Aaron Is Cool.

Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story."

My Review: I picked this book up figuring it would be a great book for the fall. While Aaron does love apples and pumpkins, he loves many other things too. This is kind of a mishmash of short 2 page statements about Aaron. While the sentences and words are easy enough for young readers to begin with, the length and fact that there really isn't any story or plot line will be discouraging. We did enjoy this book but I think Munchkin will outgrow it very quickly.

My Rating: I think this would be a good book to use if you were working on learning very specific words. The lack of a story line makes it not as appealing to young readers. We give it a rating of Three Paws.

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