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Great Transitional Read Aloud Chapter Book - 4 + 9 year old loved it!
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
I read this story out loud to my almost 5 year old and 9 year old daughters.
When my 9 year old daughter saw this book come in the mail she was elated! Her teacher read it at school and she was so excited to hear it again. I was surprised by her enthusiasm considering that she had already heard the story and knew what was going to happen. She kept saying that she can't wait for us to find out what "Plastic" is.
This was the first chapter book that I read aloud to my 4 (almost 5) year old.She was very invested in the story and didn't want me to stop reading. I read it at bedtime for 20 minutes over 3-4 nights. It held both my children's interest, it never dragged and there were enough illustrations to transition my youngest over to chapter books.
The toys experience emotions like jealousy, worry, anxiety, self identity, joy and friendship.
Each story is relatable and there were many questions that I could ask my daughter.
Examples of questions I asked:
- Why do you think the little girl likes to sleep with sting ray? Which stuffed animal do you like to sleep with?
-What do you think would happen if you put your stuffed animal in water. Would it sink? float?
There were a few words that I preferred not to say out loud in the story like "stupid" and "shut up". Reading this aloud made it easier to skip them.
This would also be a great book for a child to read independently. I'd say suitable for probably 2nd-3rd grade up. As a read aloud, I think it's suitable for children ages 4 1/2 +.