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Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers Paperback – Box set, May 1, 2006
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From the Author
You've prepared your child for reading - refrigerator magnets down low and easy to reach; letter sounds taught. Your child can proudly spell his or her name. Perhaps he can identify the "stop" and "open" signs as you drive in your car. He or she is ready for the next step into reading.
Inside the colorful box, the bright red cover beckons. On the first page, the letters:
M - a - t. Your child says the sounds: mmmmm, aaa, ttt. Then, faster: "Mat." Your youngster has read his first word! "Sam", "sat" and "on" complete the vocabulary, and suddenly your child can say, "I read the whole book!"® That is the magic of Bob Books®.
After 13 years of teaching 3, 4 and 5-year-olds, watching a child make that giant first step into reading still thrills me. The pride in their eyes, their triumphant grasp of a difficult concept, and opening their world to the excitement of books and reading, has brought me many years of satisfaction.
Bob Books® were specifically designed to facilitate that ah-ha moment, when letters first turn into words. By slowly introducing new letter sounds, using consistency and repetition, and stories that fit short attention spans, your child will quickly find his or her own ah-ha moment.
We wish your young learner much success and happiness as he or she enters the great adventure of reading.
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Top Customer Reviews
Are they boring? Of course, a bit. "Mat sat." Not exciting, but readable. NOW here is what you do... you, the parent, make them interesting. When he read "Mat sat." I raved and raved about his reading ability. The page wasn't exciting, but he was proud and that kept him going. Then, two pages later we get "Mat sat on Sam." And a funny picture of just that. I made a big production of it saying, "Oh my gosh, look at that." And we both giggled and giggled. Then we discussed what shapes were used to make Mat and Sam. Then, we read more.
My son, a video game and Lego junkie who likes action, loved these books. Why? Because we made them fun by discussing them, giggling at them, and being proud of his reading ability.
I'm saving these to read with my son's kids someday! Bob books are good stuff if you make them so.
About these books: They are very effective at teaching my five year old to read. Each Bob's Books set comes in a box with about 15 or so books in them. The are color coded (e.g., the first 5 blue, next orange, next green). Each color is the same theme and characters. The author did an excellent job designing these books, and seems to me a lot of thought went into them.
-The books are perfect size for little hands
-The illustrations are nothing fancy, just very simple lines and characters, in black and white. Enough to demonstrate what is being said, but not to take away from the main task: reading.
-Each page has a simple sentence like: "Bob and dot sat with a cat," with a simple illustration above it depicting just that. The next page will say something like, "Bob and dot sat by a tree," again with the illustration and so on and so on throughout the book. Each page and each book builds upon the previous one.
My son will sit in my lap and we start to read these, I get him started and help him where he gets stuck, but by halfway through the book, he is reading them to me, and he loves it and he can't wait to get the next book and read some more. These books have helped his reading by an incredible amount and very quickly.
We will definitely be working through the entire Bob's Books series. Thanks Bob's Books!!!