Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers (Color)

Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers (Color)

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Item #: 019364
ISBN: 9780439845007
Grades: PK-3

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Set 1 is for beginning readers and feature consistent sounds and short vowels in three-letter words.

Publisher Description:

Bob Books Set 1: Beginning ReadersTeach a child letter sounds with Bob Books Set 1! With four letters in the first story, children can read a whole book. Consistent new sounds are added gradually, until young readers have read books with all letters of the alphabet (except Q). Short vowels and three-letter words in simple sentences make Bob Books Set 1 a fun confidence builder. With little books, come big success. (TM)

Category Description for Bob Books (Color and B&W):

Bob Books are just the right size for small hands! The text is simple and charming with line-drawings on each page. The covers and boxes are printed with a single, bright color, and illustrations "pop" with small splashes of that same color. Five basic sets in all. Sets 1 and 2 are for beginning readers and feature consistent sounds and short vowels in three-letter words; Sets 3 and 4 include blends, endings, and occasional sight words. Set 5 has long vowel words, compound words, sight words, and longer stories.




Category Description for Bob Books:

Why are these much-acclaimed set of phonetic practice readers so irresistible to the beginning reader? Perhaps it's the size - just right for small hands; or the length - beginning books in the series are just 12 pages long so your child can read the whole book. Or maybe it's the interesting text as opposed to the bland stuff found in many controlled vocabulary readers. Of course, it could be the simple but charming line-drawings that grace each page. Then there's the bright colors of the covers - or the whole "box" concept complete with stage and finger puppet. Whatever their attraction, a few things come through clearly - they work, kids love them, and grown-ups just aren't sure why! However, these readers have been long used by Montessori teachers in the classroom, too.

There are five sets in all, with 12 books ineach set. Sets 1 and 2 are for beginning readers and feature consistent sounds and short vowels in three-letter words. The color illustrations feature small splashes of color in the same shade as that book's cover. Although only small bits of one shade of color accentuate the illustrations, the effect does make them "pop". Sets 3 and 4 include blends, endings, and occasional sight words. Set 3 has 10 books and Set 4 has 8 longer books. Set 5 also has 8 longer books which contain long vowel words, compound words, sight words, and longer stories.

If you want to nurture a child's lifelong interest in reading, Bob Books would be an excellent place to start!




Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
ISBN
9780439845007
Binding
Perfect; Trade Paper
Pages
16
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Series Title
Bob Books Set 1 Ser.
Ages
4 to 8
Audience
Juvenile
Contributor
John Maslen (Illustrator)
Format
Other
Brand Name
Scholastic
Weight
0.642 (lbs.)
Dimensions
5.7" x 5.65" x 1.75"
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My 4yo is learning to read, and these books let him feel like he can be independent right from the start.
Rachel M on Sep 23, 2020
These are great teaching tools
Greg M on Apr 14, 2020
My 4yo is learning to read, and these books let him feel like he can be independent right from the start.
Rachel M on Sep 23, 2020
I got this to go with the Bob Book Pre K workbook for homeschooling my daughter.
Kristin J on Jul 11, 2020
These are great teaching tools
Greg M on Apr 14, 2020
These are the books I learned to read with as a young homeschooler. Now I get to teach my kids with them!
Bethany S on Apr 5, 2020
My young boy is ready for this. I've had this with my oldest son and these books gave him confidence to read.
BARBARA G on Oct 9, 2019
Bought these for my 4 year old daughter to start reading and phonics with.
Kelsey A on Jun 1, 2019
teaching my preschooler to read
Beverly B on Jan 9, 2019
home school
sara H on Jan 8, 2019
i love bob books and my child will be reading these to me to build confidence!
Brittany W on Apr 21, 2018
For my great grandson who is learning to read
Peggy M on Nov 11, 2017
by friend suggestion
Simone M on Jun 12, 2017
For my grand daughters -- homeschooled and just starting K
Barbara F on May 22, 2017
We borrowed the books available from the library a few years ago when the last child was learning to read. They only a few of the books, not even entire sets, so I decided to buy my own this time.
Gail C on Apr 20, 2017
I checked out some Bob Books from my library and my son really did well with them, but had to turn them in before he finished the set. So i figured this was a good investment
Felicita B on Jan 17, 2017
teaching my 3 and 5 year olds how to read by their request
User on Dec 17, 2016
buying for friend, same item very helpful to my children
rebecca b on Oct 13, 2016
Recommended curriculum for teaching Kindergartner to read.
Lisa F on Aug 18, 2016
Practical and good price
Nadia K on Aug 15, 2016
I got this to go with the Bob Book Pre K workbook for homeschooling my daughter.
Kristin J on Jul 11, 2020
These are the books I learned to read with as a young homeschooler. Now I get to teach my kids with them!
Bethany S on Apr 5, 2020
How many books in this set?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 12 books are in the set
They are divided into 3 color groups(4 books to each color group)
Each color group will progress the student further along in the alphabet
What are the dimensions of the actual Bob Books (not the box)?
User on Nov 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 5.5" x 4.25"

They're wider than they are tall.
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I cannot say enough good about these books. They are absolutely perfect for my beginner reader who is building fluency and confidence. Exceptional!!
May 24, 2018
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This is a mixed review which I don't do often The books are weird and I don't love them but I think they really might work That's the nutshell now the review!I loved the IDEA of the Bob Books and eagerly ordered them when I decided dd2 (a bit older than 5) was ready for reading I made flashcards to go with the books and a reading chart so we could do a sticker for each book and at last we sat down to readDd2 hated the books from the get-go "It's not a real book!" she said because they are small books bound with staples The stories when she could actually read them were short monosyllabic and uninspiring And we found the artwork despite other reviewers having loved it just plain weirdBut we kept at it despite a slow start and occasional tears With the help of the Starfall site and Explode the Code dd2 began to grasp the concept of "sounding out" words and it all began to sink in By the time we'd finished Book 12 of Set 1 although it was far from a triumphant moment dd2 was pretty proud of herselfIt's now about 6 months later and we're about midway through Set 2 Dd2 is definitely a reader now though she still doesn't read on her own outside of the Bob books and other schoolworkThe stories don't get much better in Set 2 and the artwork doesn't improve either The characters are still gangly lumpy and poorly drawn - and they still have boring monosyllable names These are strange little books My 3-year-old loves to "pretend" he's reading them picking up the book and saying dull things like "Bob sat on cat"But in our case these weird books seem to have worked I usually either love a product to death or hate it with a passion I don't love OR hate these books but I haven't found anything better and dd2 has sort of gotten used to them so I plan to keep using them We have Set 3 already and dd2 is actually getting a little excited asking me when we're going to be ready to start those onesI wouldn't invest in all the sets at once in case you don't like them much but if you're just starting out on your child's reading journey I'd consider Set 1 a worthwhile investment just to see if it works for you
November 3, 2010


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