Monday, March 26, 2012

Review: Chick & Chickie and Giveaway

Summary: Chick and Chickie love to play in their very own way, whether scaring each other silly or tickling the letter A. As young readers eagerly turn the pages of the story, they'll look forward to spotting all the witty side jokes and hilarious details. The fast-paced and zany narrative by Claude Ponti, one of the world's most beloved children's book authors, will instantly delight early readers and will just as surely turn reading into play. -- Toon Books

If you are a frequent follower of Booking Mama, then you know I'm a big fan of the Toon Books. And not only am I a fan, but Booking Son loves these books. For those of you who don't know, Toon Books are easy-to-read comics for early readers; and I think they are just a fantastic concept to gets kids reading.

One of the most recent Toon releases is CHICK & CHICKIE PLAY ALL DAY by Claude Ponti. This graphic novel is for children who are really just beginning to read. There are only a few words per page and there is also lots of repetition. (You can check out some sample pages here.) Booking Son read this book in less than a minute, but I know just a few years ago, he would have loved it!

Chick and Chickie are two friends who certainly know how to entertain each other. They make masks and scare each other and then they decide to play school with the letter "A." As they play with the letter A, it makes different sounds representing the long and short A sounds. At the end of the book, Chick and Chickie decide to play with B tomorrow. Sequel, perhaps?

All of the Toon Books have specifics about the Lexile Level and Guided Reading Level. In the case of CHICK & CHICKIE PLAY ALL DAY, the Lexile Level is BR and the Guided Reading Level is E. There are also lesson plans included for this comic. All of these resources make these books perfect for home and school.

Giveaway alert: Thanks to the fine folks at Toon Books, I have a copy of CHICK & CHICKIE to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before April 1st at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada addresses only. Good luck!

How timely is a giveaway for a book about two chicks since Easter is quickly approaching?

No comments: