4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wish I had box set, rather than all stories in one book,
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This review is from: Phonic Stories for Young Readers: Frong on a Log and Other Tales (Phonics Readers) (Hardcover)
I bought this book mostly as practice for my preschooler who is learning to read. Some of the content is really perfect for her pre-K reading level. But unfortunately, while some of the story is just right for her reading level, suddenly other content in the same story jumps to way over her reading ability. But I can't get her to read the easy pages when she knows she's about to get stumped by the more difficult stuff.
I suspect that by the time she finishes Kindergarten, she'll be reading all these stories quite well. While she's getting there, these stories might offer some appropriate reading practice.
And she already loves the stories so hopefully she'll enjoy reading practice with these fun stories. My kids really like the characters and their stories. I don't think they're particularly special but the kids are really fond of them. They'll actually ask for "Hen's Pens" as a bedtime story and as soon as we're reading one, they want to read the other.
I think it would be preferable to have each story as it's own paperback in a boxed set, rather than bound together in an inch-thick hardbound book. Also, something about the binding and the page cutting and the fact that every other page has a flap that folds in makes the pages all jagged and awkward to turn. That's kind of a weird complaint but it makes the book sort of annoying to hold and read.