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How to Read a Story: (Illustrated Children's Book, Picture Book for Kids, Read Aloud Kindergarten Books) by [Kate Messner, Mark Siegel]

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How to Read a Story: (Illustrated Children's Book, Picture Book for Kids, Read Aloud Kindergarten Books) Kindle Edition

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K-Gr 2—In 10 easy steps, each one expanded upon, this metafictive tale offers its young audience a primer not merely on how to read, but on how to read a picture book aloud and enjoy it. Beginning with Step 1, "Find a Story," the book guides a mop-haired kid and his whimsically blue dog through all the necessary stages by using a story within a story called "The Princess, the Dragon, and the Robot." Other steps include finding a friend to read to, getting comfortable, reading with expression, showing the pictures, sounding out unfamiliar words, and using pictures for clues—all wonderfully useful advice for new readers. Siegel's bright cartoonish illustrations in watercolor and ink lighten the mostly practical text with a few funny moments—the boy stuck in the chair with the dog, the princess taking the dragon for a walk. A nice departure from the typical focus on silent personal reading that educates without being overly didactic. VERDICT This title works for classroom discussions or sharing with a buddy, just as the book suggests.—Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NY --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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"Here's to the next generation of readers: may they love reading to each other, with exciting and confident voices!"--GeekDad

"An entertaining and educational introduction and overview to the experience of tackling a new book."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"There is a moment when a child first becomes a reader. That's the moment to capitalize on, as 'How to Read a Story,' does beautifully."--The New York Times

Indiana Too Good To Miss State Reading List 2018

"The buddy system is celebrated along with the literary life."--The San Francisco Chronicle

"A primer not merely on how to read, but on how to read a picture book aloud and enjoy it."--School Library Journal

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00PMUG4NU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chronicle Books LLC; Illustrated edition (May 5, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 5, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8845 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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