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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Bob Books
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; Box edition (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545019214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545019217
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 6.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

"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

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

From the Author

As your child learns the alphabet, he or she is also learning something called phonemic awareness the ability to hear and separate sounds. My First Bob Books: Alphabet is written to help tune your child's ear to the sounds letters make. This foundation sets the stage for the magical moment when reading begins. The good news is that you don't have to know reading theory to use Bob Books. As you read the stories and talk about the books, your child is learning. So be silly, play with sounds and make it a game: a, a, a, apple! Alligator! Ant! You're having fun while setting the stage for reading. This is the magic of Bob Books.

More About the Author

Lynn Maslen Kertell has been involved with Bob Books right from the beginning, starting with the first edition in the 1970s. Lynn pasted-up and hand-lettered the original Bob Books, created by her parents, Bobby and John Maslen, when she was in high school.

As Lynn's own daughter was beginning to learn to read, returning to the family business was a natural step. Her experience tackling the fun, bonding and sometimes complex task of helping her child learn to read, showed her that Bob Books really work. There are many skills a child needs to become literate. Bob Books' measured approach respects the steps that turn a child into a reader, and entertains them with real stories that kids can relate to.

Lynn brings the Maslen sense of humor, warmth and gentle encouragement to her writing, as she creates the next generation of Bob Books. She continues Bobby's phonics-based approach to teaching reading, and is proud to contribute to the millions of children who can say with pride, "I read the whole book!"®

Lynn lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and daughter.

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They are a great tool for preschool homeschoolers!
Gillian Herrle
Through out the pages there are text featuring those letters and sounds as well as images that have those letters starting their words as well.
Margaret C.
I learned to read with BOB books and my now 5 year old started reading when she was 4 because of BOB books!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By NO on March 4, 2011
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This collection of books will take your child through the alphabet teaching a letter at a time and the sounds it makes. This is extremely helpful for my 3 and 2 year old who are currently learning the alphabet. I also purchased the Bob Books set 1 and the two seem to compliment each other well.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Margaret C. VINE VOICE on March 27, 2012
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I'm in love. Wait is it silly to say that about beginning readers and curriculum for teaching your child to read? Oh forget it, ridiculous or not I love these little books! Ever since I first discovered The Well-Trained Mind I have been planning on Bob Books being part of our curriculum. So I've been waiting for years to get involved. Then what do they do!? They come out with the My First Bob Books Series and I could not be more excited! There are even now some Sight Words sets for Kindergarten and First Grade, maybe one day I'll get my hands on those too. If you remember in mid-March, I shared with you my excitement about the Bob Books Early Readers, a brand new series from the creators of My First Bob Books and Scholastic. They are fabulous, and you can go back and read that review. Scholastic Reader Level 1: BOB Books: Cupcake Surprise!

In the last two and a half months I have been slowly exposing AppleBlossom to the idea of learning to read, more than just reading aloud to her. These books have been great for that. Specifically using the Alphabet set she knows almost every letter of the Alphabet upper and lowercase. Other methods for reinforcement that we've enjoyed have been LeapFrog DVDs, Preschool Printables and fridge magnets, but I'd honestly vouch that in my opinion one of the best resources we've been working with are these little books.

Unlike the other Bob Books Sets which you may know and love, these My First Bob Books are meant to be read aloud to and with your child. She loves every minute of it. When we first got them, she was so excited about the size that it seemed several times a day I was trying to reorganize and get them back into their box.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By HM on December 26, 2009
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So many great things about Bob Books, but my favorite is the hint section in the back of each book. We have all of the new reader sets and each one has review of words to look for and stress as the kiddos are reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Winifred Gaston on April 23, 2011
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The Bob Books series is an excellent phonics based extra-curricula read for young children who are eager to begin their love for learning. The prices on Amazon are the best so far and free shipping if you order a few of the sets. It's worth it!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By scouts mom on October 1, 2012
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BOB books are great! I learned to read with BOB books and my now 5 year old started reading when she was 4 because of BOB books! The alphabet books are wonderful because they enforce the sounds of the letters! My daughter loved reading these with us! She always comes to us and asks us if we can read them to her!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chicarogers on January 11, 2013
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This product is amazing for beginner readers. Simple and easy to learn to read books to help encourage early readers. I think this will help us greatly before starting the Bob Sets
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nicolettadoll on October 16, 2012
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These books are really helping my son learn to read and to break down letter sounds and put them together to form words. He is only four years old and just started with these books a few weeks ago and is already able to read all of them and is starting to read words out of regular books. I will definitely continue with the rest of the bob books. It was a very good investement in my son and my daughter's future.
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By Jill M. Sprecher on April 16, 2014
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These were alot smaller than I thought, but great little books! Got these for my son and they actually are great to take in the car and travel with.
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