Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Heidi. An all time classic by Johanna Spyri. Last night my daughter pulled this Usborne condensed version of Heidi off her shelf. We sat down and read it together. She absolutely loved it! I told her, "Em, you know there is a long version of this book. Do you want me to read it to you?". "Oh yes!", she said.
So I've been selling Usborne books for over four years now, and last night my daughter taught be a very crucial thing about how great Usborne books are! I had tried to sit down and read "Heidi" to her and my son before. They lost interest after a few pages. But last night, in just 64 pages, with beautiful illustrations, my daughter became mesmerized by the story. So today we started on the long version of "Heidi". My daughter even got her brother to sit down and listen along.
So what's the moral of what I am trying to say here? Usborne's Reading Series books of the classics introduces kids to these great literary works. Kids read the condensed version, and it opens their eyes, and hearts to a fabulous story that they don't want to end. And you know what happens? They go from reading a book that is 64 pages long, and beautifully illustrated, to reading a book that is 278 pages long with only 2 illustrations in the whole book. Do you see what I am getting at?!?!? It turns these kids into avid readers and book lovers!
Usborne's Reading Series Gift Books include many of the classics. Schools are shying away from requiring students to read the classics. This is a shame, as reading the classics help children build their vocabulary and moral upbringing.
You can't go wrong getting a child any of these books. Nowadays kids don't have the attention span to read 278 page books. But if a 64 page book will teach them the story, or get them interested in the long version, then you have well gotten your money's worth out the $6.99 you will spend for one of these books.
Monday, September 28, 2009
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Saturday, September 26, 2009
Jobs People Do is a book that kids just LOVE. Every time I see a child pick this book up, they spend lots of time perusing each page. They love the claymation people. Even my hubby tonight told me "I can see why kids spend so much time with this book. There's so much for them to look at. If I were a kid I'd have a blast looking at all this stuff."
Another reason why kids love this book is because it is so realistic. It shows them the day in the life of careers that kids usually dream of being - a vet, a doctor, a fireman, a teacher, a farmer, and a chef.
My daughter has had me sit down and read this book to her over and over and over again. She particularly loves Vicky the Vet, even though she aspires to be a chef someday. Now that she can read on her own, this is still a book she picks up to read and look before she goes to bed. That of course is AFTER our reading time together. Remember, kids still LOVE to be read to even after they learn to read.
Another neat thing that is included in the book is the sets of words that come after each story. For instance, after Sam the Chef, there are Chef word such as broth, creme brulee, fettuccine, and sorbet, so kids learn words associated with each profession. Some even have a quiz after them. Frank the Farmer has a farm quiz which includes safety tips on the farm.
Jobs People Do is just $22.99. It is a combined volume of six books that you can also purchase individually if you choose. The individual books are Frank the Farmer, Sam the Chef, Daisy the Doctor, Fred the Firefighter, Tessa the Teacher, and Vicky the Vet. Each individual book is $6.99, so the combined volume saves you 18.95! Makes a great gift for any child in your life.
Monday, September 7, 2009
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