Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Yoshi's Yard: The Sound of Y

Yoshi's Yard: The Sound of Y
Written by Joanne Meier and Cecilia Minden
Illustrated by Bob Ostrom
Child's World, 2011. 24 pages. Easy Reader.

Yoshi's Yard is part of a great new phonics series by Joanne Meier and Cecilia Minden. In this book, the focus is on "y" words. Join Yoshi as he plays in his yard, looks at yellow flowers, and yells while playing with his friend York. The short sentences and bright colors make for a fun reading experience. There are visual clues on every page to help new readers as they sound out short sentences. The end of the book has suggestions for parents to help their children make connections to the text, including a craft activity with creating colors. There are also book lists and helpful links. Meier and Minden have done a thorough and thoughtful job in creating just the right phonics series!

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