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A Nice Primer for Younger Children who are Advanced Readers - a review of "Curious George Flies a Kite"
on February 29, 2008
Unlike many other Curious George books, this one is meant for kids to read for themselves. The Accelerated Reading designation is given as 2.7 which means the text is suitable for children reading at an advanced Second Grade level. [2.7 translates as a book that some average and mythical child should be able to read when in the 7th month of 2nd Grade. It can be enjoyed by people of any age, of course.]
My own observations about this book as a primer, is that it is sort of long, and at nearly 80 pages, although there isn't a ton of text on each page, I doubt most youngsters will be able to get through it in one sitting. But on the plus side, at our house we found it engaging and funny and it kept my son motivated to keep plugging away until it was done.
Conclusion ::: Although written as a primer for fairly advanced youngsters - at the almost 3rd Grade level - the actual plot may be too babyish for more precocious children. It was perfect though for my son who is now 6. He was laughing and chuckling throughout the book and was very motivated to keep going.