Sunday, December 2, 2012

Beginning Reader Book Review: The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man
Written by:  Timothy S. Donehoo
Illustrated by:  Marcelo Elizalde
Published by: Meredith Books, 2006

My kids are very familiar with the classic story The Gingerbread Man and have heard different versions of it over the years.  We found this book at the library on the beginning reader shelf and I thought it was a seasonally appropriate pick for my son to read.  This was the first time that we have read a Parents Magazine "My Turn, Your Turn" book.  On the left side is smaller, longer text that the parent reads and on the right is larger, simpler text for the child to read.  Since my son was already familiar with this story he was able to read his parts fluently and with expression.  The child's parts in this book are repetitive and this book was actually too easy for him.  However, for very beginning readers this book would be a great pick to share reading time with your child.  There are other classic tales written in this format including "The Little Red Hen", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", and "The Three Little Pigs."  All stories that children are familiar with which helps as they learn to read and gain confidence in their ability.

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.
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