32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2000
We are using these books in second-semester kindergarten. There are books about Johnny Appleseed, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King, Chinese New Year, George Washington, St. Patrick's Day, etc. Several of these relate directly to the state of Virginia standards of learning. Most of the mini-books are good, with repetitive, easy to read text. In the St. Patrick's day book, a leprechaun asks various animals, "Have you seen my pot of gold?" They reply, "Go ask the pig" "Go ask the horse" etc. A few of the stories seem to be there because the author ran out of good ideas after about 21 or so, but there are enough good ones to make it well worth the price. Some of our students have no books at home, so it is nice for them to have something to take home to keep.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2002
This book provides mini books for students to take home and read for holidays throughout the year. While I like the books and find them helpful when teaching about holidays, I also find it difficult for my first graders to read the books independently.