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This book isn't as fun as some of our other 1st grade books but ...
Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2017
This book isn't as fun as some of our other 1st grade books but I like it because it has additional stuff in it that is lacking in our other books such as titles (Mr, Mrs, Dr, etc), contractions, possessives, proper nouns versus common nouns, identifying verbs, pronouns, prepositions, and adjectives, and there are several pages where the authors give a paragraph with various errors and your child has to fix the mistakes. The book also gives practice writing dates correctly, using commas between city and state names, prefixes and suffixes, making words plural, and making a word past, present, and future tense. There are 2 long stories in here that seem to go on and on for many many pages that I don't care for. One is about a duck who is hungry. He's not allowed to eat a fish even though that's part of what ducks eat in nature (I'm guessing because the authors didn't want violence in the book?), but instead he is fed bread crumbs for dinner, which are very unhealthy for ducks in reality, btw. The other story is about a girl who wants a pet and ends up talking her parents into getting her one. I don't like that one because our family will not be getting a pet in the near future and I don't need this book unnecessarily opening up a discussion in my house about the possibility of getting a pet. The stories are also pretty dull and seem to be never ending. So for all of those reasons, we will be skipping over them altogether. The rest of the book is great. The math part has addition and subraction through 100, and place value. There is some measuring, coin counting, time telling, and fractions, but those pages are very minimal and would definitely have to be supplemented with other worksheets, or i even make up my own for my son to do. I mainly pick and choose what I think is important and we do those pages. Overall, this book is good and I recommend it.