Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bright and Early Books

Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners stand out in
the early reading field because (to quote the blurb)
THE STORY is brief and funny.
THE WORDS are few and easy,
and have a happy, catchy rhythm.
THE PICTURES are clear and
colorful clues to the text.
If you've read other posts by me, those qualities should sound
familiar. They work for a lot of kids with autism. As does rhyme,
which most of these books use.
You may remember these books from your own childhood.
They've stayed in print since then because they work.
My grocery store even sells the board book version
of Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
I own a board book of The Tooth Book,
though this post was inspired when the 
neurotypical, reluctant beginning reader 
happily read The Ear Book and I remembered
the happy (if repetitive) times his brother with
autism and I read The Foot Book.
The Cat in the Hat is the logo for all the books,
which may be enough to get many kids to pick
it up.
Dr. Seuss, animal sounds, body parts, and truly
simple words - what more could you ask for 
in a reader?
Have a happy and independent reading Fourth
of July!
-Spectrum Mom 

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