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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together Hardcover – May 1, 2004
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Shelley B. Sutherland, Niles Public Library District, IL
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Here's the premise. Each story in this book is a fairy tale. Each fairy tale is a conversation between two characters. It is meant to be read aloud by either two beginning readers or between a beginning and a more-advanced reader. After picking their parts the readers alternate lines, rhyming all the while. So, for example, in "The Three Bears" we have one reader say, "I'm Goldilocks" and another say "I'm Baby Bear". "What pretty fur!". "What pretty hair!". You get the idea. Anything written in blue is meant to be read by both readers at the same time and every poem/story ends with the lines, "You'll read to me! I'll read to you!". There are seven stories altogether and each one softens the original tale just a bit.Read more ›
My own kids and I can still recite parts of it from memory ("I found a dime! You found a dime? I found a dime at dinnertime!") The illustrations are adorable and are entertaining all on their own. Buy it and share!
This fun and delightful book is full of rhymes and rhythms, providing a helpful cadence for young readers to follow. While my three year old is still too young to read, she delights in hearing her eleven year old sister and me read the parts back and forth. The meter, tone, and style of the rhymes add to the fun and hilarity. As a matter of fact, these short tales are written in a way that almost sounds like rap. Rapping fairy tales, now that is funny! I think we will add music and sound effects the next time and see what happens!
Each story is only two to four pages long, and the illustrations are colorful, bright, and very funny. This book, and the others in the series, are perfect for beginning readers. And any book that encourages families to read together is quite simply A-1 in my book.
She loved it--the book held her attention well. We giggled at the stories together. Some of the words are beyond her reading level, but it's easy to prompt her when it is her turn to read.
She particularly loves the parts where we read together.
This book helps develop fluency and demonstrates cadence when you are reading to your student (or child). They see that oral reading doesn't have to have a "wooden" and stilted inflection. We get quite dramatic when reading some of the lines, and she just loves this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This series is a hit with my granddaughter. She wanted the series!Published 17 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Perfect!! Buy these books. The colors on the text breaks up the reading to make it a two partner deal. Mom/dad read purple and the kid reads red. Take turns and switch it up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ShopperRoo89
My first-grade granddaughter loves reading these books with me.
The rhymes are clever but meaningful even to the youngsters for whom these books were written. Read more
Love this whole series for helping a young reader gain confidence in his reading skills.Published 3 months ago by DKO
Absolutely one if my favorite reads. The concept of shared reading helped my grandson gain confidence in his reading skills.Published 3 months ago by DKO