Look Inside Teachers' Notes A baby bunny is born and learns to eat and run. While running the bunny meets a grasshopper and turtle. When it meets a fox, it decides to run home.Beautifully re-illustrated with a fresh and appealing look, these Beginning-to-Read books foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying stories about every day life and adventures. Educator resources include reading reinforcement activities and a word list in the back. Activities focus on foundational, language and reading skills. Sections include; phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
Baby bunny relies on its mother during its early stage in life. The mother cares for and feeds her young baby. Soon, baby bunny grows and ventures out into the world to explore its surroundings. Young baby bunny is able to do a few things on its own. It can feed and clean itself, yet, innocent baby bunny discovers that it still needs the guidance of its watchful, caring mother. Although the text utilizes high frequency words, the pictures take the story a little further in meaning. The soft and gentle hues of the watercolor illustrations work with and extend the theme of the story. The pictures reveal further information about the story’s plot; these inferences may need to be supported when talking about the story and its theme. This book, from the “Beginning-to-Read Book” series, is a revised edition that includes reading activities, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Caregivers will find a note included at the beginning of the book; this message provides some helpful guidance on working with beginning readers.
Hillert's easy readers are great books for young students to practice reading. Each page has very few words for the student to sound out. Though the plot lacks excitement, the cute animal pictures will entertain a young reader. Recommended.
Richardson Independent School District's Library Media Services Book Review Program, June 2009