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The Elf Who Couldn't Read Paperback – September 5, 2019
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We all want our children to be good readers.
Santa wants Jingles to help read the Christmas list, but Jingles doesn't know how to read yet. Jingles isn’t feeling confident about it and could use your help practicing sounding out the letters and getting the Christmas magic flowing through him once more.
This cute children's picture book story will help your child overcome reading fears and discover the magic of reading.
Let’s show children how magical reading is and teach them that every expert was once a beginner, perseverance is the key to success and practice makes perfect.
The Elf Who Couldn’t Read is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners
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Every expert was once a beginner.
Jingles Need Your Help
How about helping this little Elf Jingles learn to read this Christmas Eve?
Practice Makes Perfect
This cute Christmas picture book story will help your child practice; overcome reading fears and eager to discover the magic of reading.
Children like to imitate... Let’s show them how magical reading is and teach them every expert was once a beginner, perseverance is the key to success and practice makes perfect.
Every expert was once a beginner
- Publisher : Sonica Ellis (September 5, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 25 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0578566478
- ISBN-13 : 978-0578566474
- Reading age : 2 - 6 years
- Item Weight : 3.84 ounces
- Dimensions : 8 x 0.06 x 10 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #172,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everyone sees this as a story about not giving up: keep trying. That's true enough, but that isn't what struck a chord with me. I want you to stop and think about this. What time of the year is it? CHRISTMAS! Not only that, it is ALMOST time to deliver the gifts! And what does Santa tell Jingles? "We will take all the time you need to practice sounding out the words. If you get stuck, I'll help you!" The timing could not be worse! He needs to get the sleigh packed, the lists checked and double checked, and the reindeer ready for the trip. Is he doing any of that? NO!!! He is helping Jingles learn to read!
Yes, this story teaches us to keep practicing until we are able to do whatever it is we need to learn. But far and above that (for me) is the resounding message to stop and help someone who needs it. What's more important? Getting the house meticulously decorated and bows perfectly tied on every present? Three kinds of stuffing and 4 cheese balls? Or that little one looking up at you with tears in his eyes because he can't spell the words he wants to write on his homemade card for Grandma and Grandpa? What's more important? The perfect house or the precious child? Santa knows. Do we?
Jingles is able to help Santa deliver gifts in the end because he is able to sound the words out. This is a great book to help encourage kids to learn to read and not give up.
I would recommend this book to kids around ages 4-7, especially for kids who are learning how to read. The book itself isn't an early reader book, but it's meant to be read by an adult to help encourage kids to learn to read.
Story starts with North Pole and Santa and his eyes are just tired, he can't read his wish list...
Words for me are tiny, 12 point? and not able to enlarge the letters on the screen.
Jingles starts to help as he knows all his letters but he's not quite sure how to put them all together into words.
When he gives up Santa comes to the rescue...
It will be a nice Christmas for all.
I honestly believe that every kid (ages 6 upwards) deserves to read this story.
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This is a great story that would be perfect for children who are anxious whilst learning to read. The relationship between Jingles and Father Christmas is heartwarming with Father Christmas being so patient, kind and supportive and suggesting Jingles takes his time and sounds words out. I found the names Jingles sounded out an odd choice as I'm not sure they'd sound out that way at all but I can see how it fits into the story.
The illustrations are gorgeous and leave the story with a warm and festive feel. I particularly like how the colours were used when Jingles was feeling anxious and being watched by everyone as this really helped show how Jingles was feeling.
This is a fantastic book that is perfect if you have a child who is anxious about reading. Seeing Jingles story will be sure to reassure them they are not alone and they can succeed.
I found this tale to be so wonderfully cute. It emphasized that struggles can be hard, but we can learn to overcome them. Not knowing how to read is tough, but it is a skill the little ones can master! Sounding out the words and taking your time can be a big help when learning how to read. This book brings positivity to this topic, and it was also just so cute and sweet as a Christmas tale. I would highly recommend picking this book up for your little ones.
I absolutely adore the illustrations. They are fun, colourful and totally fit the whimsical nature of this Christmas story.
Four out of five stars!