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Waste of Money for Learning How to Read
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2017
I bought this for my 4 year old, who learned phonics, then quickly went through the "Dick and Jane" readers (Levels 1 and 2). She gained an immense interest in reading. However, these "Pete the Cat" books started reversing her interest. Even her regular board books are better. Each of the "Pete the Cat" books repeat the easy words, but only introduce the difficult ones, once. In other words, your child will not build upon previously learned words, as they would with a series like "Dick and Jane". I reviewed other "I Can Read" series' books and came to the same conclusion. These children book authors aren't experts in literacy or teaching children how to read. They don't know how to write books to improve a child's reading skills. What a waste of money.