Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Really Random Tuesday #92: I Hate to Read, and a Book Winner



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.)

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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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13 comments:

  1. I Hate To Read sounds like a fun book. Yes I think if a young reader finds it difficult it does make it off putting for them. Sounds like a wise teacher!

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  2. Isn't it hard to imagine someone who hates to read? And yet I encounter it often within my classroom. Usually reading aloud helps the problem, as the student becomes so absorbed in a truly good book, but it's good to have the book you mentioned here as a reference. (Harry Potter got my son over that hump. Me, with a son who wasn't born loving literature! Go figure. :)

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  3. Congratulations to Rhonda!

    A book that specifically addresses a dislike of reading is really good idea.

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  4. Congrats to the winner. I Hate to Read does sound cute - love the cover.

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  5. Books with unusual and interesting, colorful pictures appealed to my kids when they were young, and I'd grab a bunch to take home each time we visited the library. They couldn't resist some of the picturebooks when they were learning to read. And did have easy favorites they would look at over and over, Suko.

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  6. Books with unusual and interesting, colorful pictures appealed to my kids when they were young, and I'd grab a bunch to take home each time we visited the library. They couldn't resist some of the picturebooks when they were learning to read. And did have easy favorites they would look at over and over, Suko.

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  7. How do you entice a reluctant young reader? Now there's a question and a half. Encouragement without be overly forceful, books that interest that child, seeing others about them reading .... I could go on

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  8. Congratulations to Rhonda! I Hate To Read sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing the information about it.

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  9. Congrats, Rhonda!

    I Hate to Read sounds cute.

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