Thursday, April 19, 2012

Children's Book Review: How to Teach a Slug to Read

How to Teach a Slug to Read

How to Teach a Slug to Read
Written by: Susan Pearson
Illustrated by: David Slonim
Published by: Marshall Cavendish Children, 2011

* Slugs are really gross creatures.  This children's book however, shows them as cute and likable.  In this book a little boy explains to Mama Slug how to teach her Little Slug to read in 10 easy steps.  Some of the tips are actual strategies that can be used to help children learn to read, including labeling objects, find books that will interest and motivate the reader, and learning high-frequency words.  Some other tips, like propping the book close to the ground, not so much.  My daughter read this book to us.  There was a lot going on in this book with the story text, speech bubbles, and a book in a book.  She had a little difficulty figuring out what to read first on the page.  The kids liked the familiar pictures of children's books with the change in titles (i.e. The Snail in the Hat and Slug and Snail are Friends).   Overall, it was a cute story about learning how to read.

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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