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Summary: When a young girl gets frustrated that she finds reading too hard, the clock on the wall offers its wisdom about perseverance, practice, and success. This is a rhyming book offering encouragement to those learning to read.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, remedial reading
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 8 to 10
Young Reader Reaction: We had little reaction from our preschooler (who is VERY interested in learning to read). Teen Reviewer: There are many things in life that we take for granted. We often forget to thank or give a second thought to little, yet valuable stuff. Lynda Bulla’s book reminds us that everything is valuable. I definitely recommend this book to all children. The author offers a very importance lesson. This book will definitely be entertaining and educational at the same time.
Adult Reader Reaction: The story is a helpful cheerleader for kids who feel they are 'falling behind' in their reading. The rhyming helps move things along.
Pros: Although the story focuses on learning to read, there are other messages about perseverance and practice families will find useful.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. The book has a nice message for helping children who struggle with reading.
Educational Themes: Although the story focuses on learning to read, there is no specific lessons or how-to hints. Nevertheless the book offers opportunities to reinforce that reading and other things are learned skills.