Thursday, April 19, 2012

Crab Cab by Harriet Ziefert


 Crab Cab 
Written by Harriet Ziefert
Illustrated by Yukiko Kudo
Chronicle Books, 2009. Unpaged easy reader.

Check out the newest phonics series in JE - Harriet Ziefert and Yukiko Kudo's Flip-a-Word books! This is a no-fuss, easy series for new readers. Each book teaches about word families in accessible way. The word families featured in this edition are -ot, -ab, and -it. I love the first chapter, which builds upon -ot with each turn of the page: snot, tot, hot, pot, hot pot, snot pot, pot on tot. There are cutouts and lots of humor to help kindergartners stay engaged. The brightly colored anime illustrations feel clean and modern. Kids can go one step further by playing a "find the words in each family" game on the back page.

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