Bob Books: Rhyming Words
Yet another Bob Books-opportunity for your emergent reader - Bob Books: Rhyming Words is a set of 10 readers that combine simple and humorous stories composed of three- and four-letter rhyming words, consistent vowel sounds, and repetition to ensure success. Also included in the set are 30 rhyming word puzzle cards, so children can practice building the rhyming words found in each book. Printed in black and white with only one accent color, the pictures won't distract but will offer clues to the reading of the two to five word sentences. The ten rhyming word families found in this set are -am, -an, -ed, -en, -ip, -in, -og, -ot, -uff, and -ug. "Muff is in a huff. Ruff runs. Ruff tags." The stories within the books are not written in a rhyme pattern, rather the words within a certain rhyming word family.
If you want just a little more practice with simple to read books, this new Bob Books set is a nice fit for reading success. ~ Donna
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!