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CROSS YOUR FINGERS (rhyming, bedtime, reading, children, kids, short, stories) [Kindle Edition]

Peter Collier
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Book Description

This story is about silly superstitions and innovative fun situations. Ideal for a bedtime read. If you like this one, other stories like 'Lots and Lots', 'Everyone has a Name', or 'Sick Again' you will also find great for family laughs. Alternatively, I have several fully illustrated stories like 'Monsters I Know' and Kids i Know', and some that are simply magical to experience, like 'The Immovable Rock', 'The Fishing Derby', 'Foggy Daze', or 'The Very Last Apple'...these are the feel-good kind of bedtime stories that everyone looks for when reading to children.

My stories are designed for both the reader and the listener.
Children will request parents to re-read, over and over again, a story that has caught their imagination.
If not in rhyme, these stories will quickly become dull and a burden to read.
When written in free verse, a story is both a delight to read and to hear.
The reader feels accomplished when reading my stories and, in the act of story telling, begins exaggerating tone, inflection, and mood.

When constructed in free verse rhyme, while reading along, children quickly begin to retain portions of each story.
Once the child begins reading independently, these stories act as memory assisting templates to guide the beginning reader through their first reading selections. The reading successes of a child will fuel additional comprehension activities and help to jump start reading skills that greatly motivate the young reader.

For the adult reader these stories are always a treat.
I understand the necessity to include a readers interests and needs as part of the story telling activities.

The length of these stories is designed to be between 10 to 15 minutes, to act as a short break or bedtime activity. Unlike Dr. Suess, I have avoided making up new nouns and adjectives for purposes of rhyme,
other than some tintinnabulation (words designed to give greater description of sounds), finding that teachers do not appreciate this activity.

I find that by identifying children by full name, as the story characters, it adds a sense of character reality and identity. The children accept the diversity of people, which, in turn, opens the imagination to accepting limitless fictional situations and opportunities.

My stories constitute several conceptual elements to motivate reading and precipitate a positive child's reading development.

For all teachers and Friends, I applaud your support in exposing free verse reading to young children. Your efforts to improve early perceptions of reading will provide children with a foundation for continued learning comprehension and development.

Product Details

  • File Size: 266 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZI306S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,346,131 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STUPERSTITIONS August 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't know if some of these superstitions are true or not, but they sure are entertaining. The Author, Peter W. Collier, has a real bizarre imagination and writes small mini-stories in rhyme. Really great stuff like unlucky horseshoes, a really large bedbug named Dwight, and what's the proper way to eat a Gingerbread man.
Forget those pesky chain letters.
If your kids are having bad dreams, he's got the solution.
Well worth reading and fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Superstitiously fun. You don't need to cross your fingers and hope to enjoy this book, just read it. More great fun from the master of rhyming children's books Peter Collier.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read, October 5, 2013
By Jjspina
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A very cleverly written book in rhyme that will make children laugh over some of the silly little tales. It is an unusual book but the little child in me enjoyed it. What a fun book for children to read themselves or with the help of their parents.

This is the first book I have read by this author and I look forward to seeing what else he will write.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun story! August 11, 2013
By Reggie
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Fantastic book about something we've all caught ourselves doing. Yes, I still avoid cracks in sidewalks. We love the author's stories! Highly recommend this book to parents looking for truly unique, creative and one of a kind story that is a joy to read. FIVE STARS!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner From Peter Collier August 13, 2013
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"Cross Your Fingers" is a short but sweet Kindle kid's book that is recommended for parents looking to excite their children about reading. I love having Peter Collier's books in my Kindle to read to my daughter now that she is starting to get curious about books. Recommended.
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