You Read To Me, I'll Read To You! Very Short Mother Goose Tales To Read Together

Summary:

Using a dialogue format, some of Mother Goose's friends retell their stories.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The collection brings some nursery rhymes up to current times, and adds some surprising endings to them all. There is all-round utility, whether in a classroom or at home.

Content Awareness Factors:

Absolutely none. We hope there are more revised nursery rhymes in the future.


Little Kid Reaction

Our preschooler doesn't yet read, but thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue. Being quite the literalist, it took several rhymes before she understood that the "new" ending was Okay, too.

Parent Reaction

This was fun to read. We can't wait until our preschooler can read along … or that we've read it so much s/he knows her part!

Type of Book:
This is a storybook that transforms nursery tales into two-part rhyming skits/scenes.
Educational Themes:

The book's format introduces the idea of dialogue, opening the door to let kids try their hand at changing other much-loved stories to this format, or in pushing them to create new endings for other Mother Goose rhymes and other stories. A simple "what if ..." will get things started.

Reading Level:
2.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading to 4½ year old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a book that will get read lots of times and acted out (at a peer level) even more.

Title You Read to Me, I'll Read to You! Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together
Author Mary Ann Hoberman
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers © 2005
Illustrators Michael Emberley
ISBN 9780316144315
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Poetry, Humor
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