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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Togetherby Mary Ann Hoberman
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Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added Aesop's fables to their bestselling and award-winning series! Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth YOU READ TO ME collaboration. These stories of classic characters-from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves-are fables as you've never seen them before!
With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching techniques-alliteration, rhyme, and repetition-to invite young children to read along with peers or with an adult.
"The team behind the collaborative reading series turns their attention to Aesop's fables. Two readers can recite alternating passages differentiated by color, with the closing morals to be read in unison. Emberley's pencil and watercolor spot illustrations bring fresh energy to the classic tales as well as a softening tone: the Hare and the Tortoise race on bicycles (the Hare wears spandex), and the golden-egg laying goose has a button-up chest, ensuring that the farmer doesn't have to use his knife. The jaunty rhymes and theatrical element of adopting a persona should spark enthusiasm from reluctant readers. Ages 3 — 6. (Nov.) Not since the heyday of Gary Larson has so much adoration been shown to bovines. With her trademark irreverence, Boynton offers an impassioned and hyperbolic ode to cows, replete with jokes, a spread devoted to cow fashion, a cow 'myth' that takes place in ancient Athens ('though Fort Lauderdale is also a strong possibility'), limericks, and puns aplenty. One highlight is a comic 'from the golden age of overambitious farm animals,' featuring a shy research assistant whose alter ego is the cape-wearing superhero, Amazing Cow. Those seeking hard facts about cows are mooing up the wrong tree; those in the mood for 'udder chaos' need look no further. It's pure fun. Ages 5 — 8. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Rediscover familiar Aesop tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth You Read to Me collaboration. These stories of classic characters--from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves--are fables as they've never been seen before. Full color.
About the Author
Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of the classic A House is a House for Me, which won a National Book Award, as well as the bestselling Sing-Along Stories series.
Michael Emberley is the New York Times best-selling illustrator of It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris and has created several books of his own, including Ruby and Dinosaurs! A Drawing Book.
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