Very Short Fables to Read Together (Paperback)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316218474, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching techniques-alliteration, rhyme, and repetition-to invite young children to read along with peers or with an adult.
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Praise For Very Short Fables to Read Together…
- A Chicago Public Library 2010 Best of the Best
"Children's poet laureate Hoberman is really the master of unforced rhyme ... and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are as consistently spry as the poems."
-The Horn Book
"Emberley's pencil and watercolor spot illustrations bring fresh energy to the classic tales as well as a softening tone: the Hare and the Tortoise race on bicycles (the Hare wears spandex), and the golden-egg laying goose has a button-up chest, ensuring that the farmer doesn't have to use his knife. The jaunty rhymes and theatrical element of adopting a persona should spark enthusiasm from reluctant readers."
"Repeats the earlier books' winning formula...All are retold simply and engagingly and are illustrated with lively spot illustrations."
"The latest installment from [the] wildly successful series...the text is delivered in punchy, color-coded typography that makes abundant use of repetition and rhyme to bring the stories to readaloud life. Emberley's playful illustrations provide fresh interpretations of many of the tales."
-Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"The familiar tales are told with gentle humor, and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations bring personality and life to the animal characters...a solid pick for most picture-book collections."
-School Library Journal