How do you entice a reluctant young reader? While I'm not a reading specialist, I think that children who struggle with reading often dislike reading precisely because it's difficult for them. When my children were very young, one important thing I learned from a teacher was that it's okay to have children read (and reread) very easy books, because it will help them to feel confident, which may make them more eager to read. (My children became good readers.) Today, while browsing on GoneReading.com, I found this adorable book (although I "stole" the image of it from Amazon). It looks and sounds like a fun story to read aloud to children, that will make them laugh, and perhaps even make them more interested in reading. Written by Rita Marshall and illustrated by Etienne Delessert, I Hate To Read! is the award-winning story of a little boy who hates to read, Victor Dickens. It was originally published in 1993, and was released as a hardcover book more recently, in 2013.
(I don't hate to read, but I haven't had much time to read lately, so I'm keeping this post brief.)
Please help me to congratulate Rhonda, who has won a copy of The Last Good Paradise by Tatjana Soli. Congratulations, Rhonda! I think you'll enjoy reading this novel.
Thanks to all of the readers who entered this book giveaway. Please stay tuned for more giveaways.
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