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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Box edition (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439664780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439664783
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My daughter loves reading these books!
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Great words and great little stories.
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117 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Amazon customer on February 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
This set is a huge disappointment. I was hoping for something as good as the Clifford Phonics Fun Set Pack 1, also by Scholastic. Those books teach sounds in simple sentences with words a child can actually sound out. My son loves Scooby-Doo and I hoped he'd really enjoy these books. Here are the problems:

1. The books don't build on each other. For instance, book 5 r-blends uses words like "brought" and "guests," without having introduced them in the previous stories or in the opening page of words to learn.

2. The instructions are ridiculous. Again, in book five: "In this story, you can learn all about the "r"-blend sounds. Here are some words to sound out: drinks, friend, fries, fruit, pretzels, tray." Having never read these words before, how is a child going to sound out friend and fries and fruit?

3. From a parent's perspective, all Scooby and Shaggy do is eat hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza and drink cherry soda. The books are all about junk food.

4. Which brings me to my son's disappointment - only Scooby and Shaggy appear. None of the gang. And there are no spooky episodes or ghosts or monsters (except for one book). It's just snack time over and over.

5. Finally, my son asks, "why does Shaggy keep saying 'jeepers?' That's what Daphne says. Shaggy says 'zoinks.'"

Save your money. A huge disappointment and something that led me to write my first Amazon review.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Silver Spring Mom on March 2, 2005
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
These books are not for complete beginners, not the way (for example) the Clifford Phonics books are. The first Clifford phonics book from Pack 1 starts with a simple story that essentially says "Hello, <name>!" on each page. It's perfect for someone just beginning to read. In contrast, the Scooby book 1 has an average of about three sentences per page. One page actually has five short sentences. It is comparable in difficulty to the Pack 3 Clifford books (i.e., the 25th to 36th books in the Clifford series), in my opinion.

That said, my son (who just finished Clifford Pack 3) enjoys them immensely because of his love for Shaggy and Scooby. I don't think it even bothers him that much that the other characters are not in these stories, and that the stories are not the typical Scooby mysteries. There are plenty of other Scooby books out there, at more advanced levels, that fulfill that purpose.

However, if you are really looking for a set of books that systematically teach your child to read, look elsewhere. I recommend the Clifford books as an excellent alternative.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By R. Song on May 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is the greatest phonics set I've seen! I wish there was a pack 2 out. My 4 1/2 son wanted to buy some Scooby Doo chapter books, but I told him he would need to learn to read a little better first. So we got this set to practice on.

This is NOT the set for some one who wants dull "Run, Jane, Run" style reading. This is for the kids (and parents) who like to actually learn and practice sounding things out.

Some of the words did stretch his abilities, but he learned not to be afraid of larger words and how to pay attention to all the sounds in a word. After all, it is hard to learn and grow if you never stretch yourself! He loved the "fun" words, like "surprize" and "pizza" and "ghosts". By the time he got near the end of the set, he was sounding out the tougher words even without my help. He is also proud of the fact that now he has some books that his teen-age sister is happy to listen to him read.

Both kids (teen & toddler alike) think the pictures are fun. This set is hip, interesting and the author has a sense of humor that appeals to kids. Now my son reads the bedtime stories to me! That is a cool switch!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. L. Macchiarulo on October 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
The purpose of phonics readers is to teach kids to read. But these books use far too many complicated words. Kids who are just learning will only get frustrated trying to read these. And kids who are stronger readers will enjoy longer books with better stories.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Wheeler on May 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
My daughter loves reading these books! She is in the last months of Kindergarten (when they have mastered basic sounds and blends). The storys in her school work are boring, with these books she is excited to read about something SHE wants to read about! We are on our fourth read through. I recommend them for 1st grade level reading.
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23 of 34 people found the following review helpful By creede kids on November 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
My wife is a kindergarden teacher and just bought this set. I saw the cassette and volunteered to put it on a CD so that it could be divided into easily found chapters. As I listened to the cassette, "I was like, 'Wow!'"

First of all, the publisher should have thought of this. Anyone who has ever tried to find a particular song on a cassette knows how difficult that can be; try doing it with a room full of kindergarders. But that's a whole other issue. The real problem is the butchering of the English language.

One of the biggest (and most annoying) of all atrocities committed against the English language is the use of the universal stop, "like..." as in "I'm like, wow!" It's unbelievable that a book published as an educational tool would have this language peppered throughout. Once a child develops the habit of inserting this word into their speech, it becomes a difficult habit to break. We should be teaching good habits. My wife and I mentor a couple of children (9 and 10 years old). The word is inserted everywhere in their speech. "I'm like, stop it already!" If you don't want to teach your child such an annoying habbit, avoid this set. Needless to say, my wife is not using this material in her class.
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