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Summary: Go along as the 10 "tired" teddy bears get out of bed, start their day, go to school and play. This is an identification book, with pictures and words common to simple daily events.
Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 3
Reading Level: 1.9
Age of Child: Started reading with a 1-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: Toddler increasingly enjoys this book as s/he understands the words and identifies the many activities and objects portrayed in the pictures.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a "Ten Tired Teddies" book with a simple story and bright pictures. It's attractive for toddlers and will also be useful when s/he is learning to read. Names of objects are listed separately on each page to facilitate vocabularly learning.
Pros: Bright illustrations with words describing the items are for teaching reading and building vocabularly.
Cons: The tabs at the top add an additional word or picture per page, but can be somewhat confusing.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow it first. This book is fun but there are many books that can provide this type of learning.
Educational Themes: This book offers the opportunity to boosts skills in picture identification and vocabulary, introduces new words and describes universal daily activities.
Notes: Could not find at bn.com or borders. May be out of print.
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal characters, literacy, school
Date(s) Reviewed: September 2003
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