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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Bob Books (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Box Pck edition (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439845025
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439845021
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 5.7 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Forget Dick and Jane. Your beginning reader needs Bob Books® to succeed."
--cpamomva.blogspot.com

"Tiny enough to sneak in a very full diaper bag, we are enjoying them here, there, and everywhere." -- needsnewbatteries.blogspot.com

"They are a wonderful addition to a home library, school library, or a homeschool library. I love the smiles on my daughters' faces when they have succeeded in reading a book--that's priceless!" -- ourgaggleofgirls.com

"Bob Books® made our children into avid readers. Best investment I ever made."
-- The Lewiston Tribune

From the Author

At Bob Books, we emphasize that learning to read should be gentle and easy. This means that letters and concepts are introduced slowly and in a way that kids can understand, with plenty of repetition and opportunity for achievement. Learning to read is surprisingly complex, but Bob Books progress gradually and gently, helping children achieve early reading success and setting a foundation for a lifetime of strong literacy skills. Our method of meeting children where they are on their path to reading, is the easiest and most effective method, versatile enough to use both at home and in the classroom.

Feeling overwhelmed with the task of teaching your child to read?

The good news is that you don't have to know reading theory to use Bob Books. Teaching your child to read using Bob Books will not feel like teaching. Bob Books provide a step-by-step program to gently guide your child through the early stages of reading.
At each level, books are carefully crafted to meet the needs of a particular stage in a child's reading development. Learning to read with Bob Books assures children success from their very first reading experience. Your child will amaze you with how quickly they can go from needing help, to reading all by themselves.

Don't Push

Not all children are ready to read at the same age. Be sensitive to your child's learning style and reading readiness. Practice together, sounds out words and play games. Take many small steps, and be patient. One day you'll be surprised and delighted to discover your child is a reader.

This is easy!

A confident reader is a reader for life. That's why Bob Books sets were designed to give your child early reading confidence - so that they will love to read!

Make it FUN!

Other early literacy programs can teach your child to "memorize" words or "perform" reading well, but Bob Books is not meant to be a chore. Best of all, there are so many ways to make it enjoyable for your child. Try the activities that come with the sets, use silly voices while reading together and make up songs.


We wish your young learner much success and happiness as he or she enters the great adventure of reading.

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Customer Reviews

My son just dove into these books and loves reading them to me.
Kang S. Gatlin
A great set of beginning books- allows the child to learn the basics of reading with repetitive sounds and words- pictures to help with the association of the words.
C. Chapman
The first book of set 1 was the first book my 5 year old son ever read on his own.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

99 of 102 people found the following review helpful By Nicki Heskin VINE VOICE on September 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
I give this only three stars, but not because there's anything wrong with it. It's just that, if your child is really ready to read, the first set will definitely give them the tools to do so. But once they grasp the "key to castle" of sounding out that that first set delivers, they may be ready for a bigger leap than this second set offers.

We did the first set with our daughter, but then we never got more than a book or two into this one before she was picking up lots of other books we had around and checking easy readers out of the library, and completely lost interest in these. We definitely never considered any sets beyond this one.

I'd recommend the first box, but then as soon as they grasp that they CAN read, if they are anything like my daughter, kids are going to want something with more of a story. I'd recommend the Max the Cat series readers, they have more of a story to each little book, but the same difficulty levels as the Bob books. They are listed on Amazon as Phonics Practice Readers: Series A, Set 1/10 Reader's Plus Teacher's Guide
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Mother on Winter on September 21, 2012
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Let me preface this review with the fact that I love the Bob Books; I believe they are one of the best "learn to read" products on the market. My three star rating does not reflect the content of the Bob Books series.

I had read that some people complained that these books were the small, older versions. I did not mind this, however considering the fact that my daughter was about to finish Set One and I wanted Set Two, I am quite disappointed that the first six books in this set are also in Set One! I wouldn't have paid this much for only six books. Upon further research it seems that there are some sets marked "Set Two" that aren't repetitive and this set is an older version. However there is no way to determine which you are getting, older or newer. Buyers, keep this in mind when ordering!

**UPDATE**
I have discovered if you have "Collection One" and have finished that (books 1-18) what you want next is called "Collection Two" (not set two). This will keep you from repeating those six books.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By L. Stone on April 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
I liked this set but unfortunatly it contained many of the same books as the first set, which we already have. I think they could have done it a little differently. If I had it to do over again I would have either skipped this set or started off with this one and skipped the first one.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By fadingdream on April 19, 2008
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I am a Special Education teacher. I help children with learning disabilities (K-5) learn to read. I don't think there are words for how highly I want to reccommend these books to parents and other educators. These books are PHONICS based and they are systematic and sequential. They help train a child's brain to see the patterns in the english language. Learning these patterns is how children learn to read. Other reviews have slammed these books for being boring and low interest. Are they the most exciting and engaging books ever? No, not really. Will they help your child/student learn to read? YES, they will. And the stories have enough content that I am able to monitor comprehension with questions such as "Who was this story about?", "Why did the fox try to hide when he saw the hen?", and "How do you think the animals felt when they saw the fox?". But most importantly, it is just such a thrill to see that expression of astonished pride on the child's face when they finish reading the book to you all by themselves. It's that bewildered sense of accomplishment that makes my students willing to take on new challenges and continue improving their reading skills.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By K. O'Meara on December 27, 2006
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My son started with the first set of Bob Books and we were thrilled. We then moved to this set which continued on where the first left off. Slightly tougher words, slightly longer pages, and new concepts gently introduced. My son LOVES his Bob books!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Eilene Edwards on March 15, 2007
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We are so pleased with these books. My son started with set one and could read tentatively through that set. By the time we got to set two, his confidence increased so much that he zoomed right through this set with hardly any problems. We love the consistent sound patterns and consistent level of difficulty. And we both really get a kick out of the simple picutures that go along with the stories!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Christa DiPasquale on June 25, 2006
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These books are great to build a beginner reader's confidence!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on January 11, 2007
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The BOB books are a fantastic series for beginning readers. As an educator I am very impressed with the process and amazed with the results. My daughter read the first series, by herself, before she started Pre-K! If your young child has an interest in reading on his/her own, this is a great place to start!
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