the old clock on the wall

Summary:

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.

Educational Themes:
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.
Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 4½-year-old child. Also read by the Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. The book has a nice message for helping children who struggle with reading.
Little Kid Reaction:

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.

Big Kid Reaction:

The story is a helpful cheerleader for kids who feel they are 'falling behind' in their reading. The rhyming helps move things along.

Pros:

Although the story focuses on learning to read, there are other messages about perseverance and practice families will find useful.

Cons:

None.


Title The Old Clock On The Wall
Author Lynda Bulla
Publisher Katydid Publishing LLC © 2002
Illustrators Ernie Hergenroeder
ISBN 0972427201
Material Hard Cover
Cost $7.35
Genres Picture Book, Self Worth, Literacy Concepts
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