We are anxiously waiting for the 2009-2010 school year to begin. My daughter enters Kindergarten and is so elated! We’ve been practicing our reading and being the competitor that she is, Abby is trying to read books that her 7 year old brother is reading.
How do I raise a child who loves to read? Well, I owe a large part of this success to Early Reader books. These books challenge my child when she isn’t quite ready for chapter books.
I was ecstatic to learn about a new book called, Max Spaniel by illustrator David Catrow.
About the Book:
Max is no ordinary dog. He is a great hunter! His prize of choice? Dinosaurs! But Max simply can’t hunt dinosaurs inside. For that, he must go on a true adventure to the unexplored wild of the backyard. As this zany canine prowls the yard, he encounters bicycles, toys, a rake, and a gardening hose. But to Max, the intrepid dinosaur hunter, these items are no mere playthings and grooming implements–they are dinosaur bones! Piece by piece, the bloodhound puts together a towering display of dinosaurian strength that he is sure will strike fear into the hearts of any trespassers!
From David Catrow, beloved illustrator of the energetic Doggone Dogs and I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More, comes an equally entertaining picture book for young adventurers! Catrow’s text is simple and sparing, allowing his fantastic illustrations to shine brilliantly. The sketch and watercolor artwork is colorful and alive with movement and silliness.
My 5-year-old daughter and I read this book together. It makes me so proud to hear her read and sound out each word. If she couldn’t figure out what a certain word was she simply looked around the page to give her hints. The pictures and words are laid out perfectly for a young reader.
One other thing I really liked is the fact that it’s a hardback book. There’s nothing like having a 2-year-old tear up those beloved books.
This is the perfect fast-paced read for children who are ready to get up and go! Catrow’s design makes this book fantastic both for a read-aloud storytime and for beginning readers who aren’t quite ready for chapter books.
One (1) Grand Prize winner receives:
-Autographed copy of Max Spaniel (by illustrator David Catrow)
-One (1) Jumbo kids magnifying glass
How to Enter:
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