baa-choo

Summary:
Sam the Sheep has a problem. He has to sneeze but can't get it out! His barnyard friends each try, in their own way, to help him find the ending to his sneeze (the "choo"), with feathers, pepper, and dust. But nothing works! At last, they pool their efforts and Sam gets his relief.
Educational Themes:
This is a book to help kids practice their reading, but it has a lovely theme of friendship and cooperation.
Reading Level:
2.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
Read with boys ages 2 and 4.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. It is fun to share with younger kids and will be fun again when your child can read it on their own. Pass it on as your child moves on to the higher reading levels. Fun book!
Little Kid Reaction:
My boys LOVED this book. It is funny and refreshing and the central characters are animals -- always a plus in our household! They loved performing the "Ahhh-CHOOO" portions with their own extreme drama and body motions.
Big Kid Reaction:
I loved the book, too. It was cute and funny and had very polite animals. They worked together to help their friend solve his oh-so-common problem. The illustrations were cute and fun. The words were *about* a level G reader -- I don't have anyone in my house currently at that level (I have a more advanced first grader, for whom this book was delightfully easy, and less advanced, with whom I worked on some individual words), but having recently been through the G level books, this is definitely one to put in the repertoire. What a fun way to motivate kids to read. The "Ahh-Choo" portions were a bit distracting from the learning-to-read theme, HOWEVER, any time you can get a kid to want to sit down with a book is time well spent.
Pros:

A fun story and cute illustrations will get kids excited about reading. The positive characters make it a great story to share with younger kids, too.

Cons:

Although listed as a level one, this grades out as a book for second grade readers.

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Title Baa-choo
About
Author Sarah Weeks
Illustrators Jane Manning
ISBN 978616330811
Material Paperback
Cost $3.99
Genres Animal Characters, Easy Reader, Friendship, Humor

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