When a young girl gets frustrated that she finds reading too hard, the clock on the wall offers its wisdom about perseverance, practice, and success.
Although the story focuses on learning to read, there is no specific lessons or how-to hints. Nevertheless the book offers opportunities to reinforce that reading and other things are learned skills.
8 to 10
4 to 8
Read with a 4½-year-old child. Also read by the Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Borrow, at least. The book has a nice message for helping children who struggle with reading.
We had little reaction from our preschooler (who is VERY interested in learning to read).
Teen Reviewer: There are many things in life that we take for granted. We often forget to thank or give a second thought to little, yet valuable stuff. Lynda Bulla’s book reminds us that everything is valuable. I definitely recommend this book to all children. The author offers a very importance lesson. This book will definitely be entertaining and educational at the same time.
The story is a helpful cheerleader for kids who feel they are 'falling behind' in their reading. The rhyming helps move things along.
Although the story focuses on learning to read, there are other messages about perseverance and practice families will find useful.