Wednesday, November 26, 2008

And Then Mama Said . . . It Takes Time to Learn to Read

We had the opportunity to preview an ebook copy of this book. The Old Schoolhouse Store sells a softbound version of the book on it website which includes a bonus activity guide.

This is a story of a frog that is questions his ability to learn to read, while his mom wisely encourages him to press on. This story touched my heart because I have a reluctant reader. I read this to my three youngest which included my 7 year old reluctant reader. I was pleasantly surprised after reading it how much it encouraged ME to relax about this child not reading well, yet. It was a great reminder that children have different abilities and learn at different rates. The children thoroughly enjoyed it as well and immediately asked me to print out the book! They were excited too about the book’s ending, but you will have to read it yourself to find out!

1 comment:

max said...

I grew up as a reluctant reader. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for tween boys, that girls and boys hate to put down. My web site is at and my Books for Boys blog is at

I also have a short story in a new book called LAY UPS and LONG SHOTS, published by Darby Creek Publishing. It's a Junior Library Guild selection. I'm also featured in an article in the 2009 edition of Children's Writer Guide.

My other books are all ranked by Accelerated Reader

Max Elliot Anderson