21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 1999
The fact that this is a non-fiction title and that it is written both at the young reader level on one side of the page and at the adult level at the other, encourages that ever so necessary parent-child togetherness in the process of learning to read.
Because the emergent reader's listening vocabulary is so much more developed than their reading vocabulary. The mix of information between the pages designed for parent read aloud to the child and the alternating pages at the child's reading level is both ingenious and wonderful!!!! The content that they can absorb is so much more in depth that reading books on the same topics but only at a chil'd reading level.
I tutored a young animal lover this summer in reading and his mom introducced me to this format when she checked out a copy during the public library's summer reading program. I wish that you had more non fiction to add to the list. I only noticed some fiction, fairy tales, etc.
In the district in which I teach, I am involved in a home school literacy project and am very much interested in field testing these "we both read" books as part of our project.