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The Reader Hardcover – October 2, 2012
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Never underestimate the power of reading to your children from the day you first bring them home.
The story is an enchanting one of the main character who so treasures the book in their possession, that they can't wait to reveal it, and read it to their friend. Beautiful watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations really take you into the story, and set mood and place in a masterful manner.
This has now become one of his favorite books, and his mother told me she discovered him in his room "reading" it on his own. It's become his treasure.
Would that all children would find treasure in reading and owning books.
The story states that the trip up the hill is hard work, but the boy is good at working hard. The story states that the climb is long and slow, but the dog is good at waiting. I pointed out to my daughter that learning to read is long, hard work ... but that if she just keeps working hard, she'll get there! And once she really masters reading, her reading skills will take off just as quickly as the boy's trip back down the hill on his sled.
The illustrations are beautiful, with an old-fashioned, simple feel to them. The text is non-rhyming, non-rhythmic, but has a poetic style to it. There are a few places that are a bit rough. On one particular page-turn I thought I'd missed a page because it just seemed to not flow from the previous page, but I hadn't. That was how the story was written.
I had hoped this book would help encourage my daughter in her journey to learn to read. I'm not sure if it's a book she'll ask for again and again, or not. Only time will tell.
The boy doesn't have a name and is called "the reader" throughout the story.
The illustrations are beautiful. The story was just okay for my kids.
Calling the kid "the reader" doesn't help kids relate to the boy and it probably wasn't necessary for the story but rather made for a catchy title of the book.
The book had potential but never quite reached it.
Overall, I'd say this one is just okay.
This is a simple story, with a lot of heart. The boy loves reading, and wants to share that love, even with his dog. The artwork is beautiful. The colors are saturated, and the colors and artistic style are child-friendly.
The style of the text, though, leads me to give this book a strong four rather than a five-star rating. A few of the words in the text, such as "impeccably," are not child-friendly words. Some of the sentence structure is a little clumsy. Overall, though, this is a good, quiet, "read-with-me" book for preschool and early school age children, the kind of book that this age group (but not much younger or older) will request for their story of the day.
About me: Though I presently teach college composition, I also have a degree in library science with a specialization in school library and literature for children and youth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sweet book and cute my son who is in first grade really like it, very nice pictures. We enjoy it!Published 8 days ago by Isabel Pacin
Love this book! Beautiful, poetic prose and great illustrations tell the story of a boy and his dog traveling to the top of a hill to read a book together, eat and drink, and then... Read morePublished 23 days ago by MusicTeacher
Charming little book! Grandson enjoyed it and begged for it several times during his visit. It may cause your child to think....to imagine...to love reading. Beware!Published 1 month ago by EB
A Good story about the love of reading and sharing that love with your best friend. Pictures are great too.Published 2 months ago by Janice Larson
A great tale, my grandson and I enjoy this tale of a boy and his dog. It's a simple tale yet it is full of life and happiness. Highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by Daniel Wela
I bought this for my daughter who is a 2nd grade teacher. I hoped she would like it and use it in her classroom. And she likes it VERY much! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cynthia Sevy
This was a functional story book for an early reader. Nice art but nothing overly exciting in the story department.Published 5 months ago by Sci-Fi Shorts Reader