Monday, February 24, 2014

Children's Book Review: VeggieTales: Pirates, a Superhero and a Mess Detective by Karen Poth

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Zonderkidz, via the Booklook Blogger Program, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Do your kids love the VeggieTales, but think they 'too old' for them?
I have the solution for you- welcome the VeggieTales Easy Reader series!

 Pirates, a Superhero and a Mess Detective cover

Synopsis:
In this 3 in 1 bind-up of VeggieTales I Can Reads, Junior learns that even pirates have to go to school, the town of Bumblyburg takes an angry mud bath, and Larry forgets to listen … again! Young readers follow their favorite Veggie friends in easy-to-read stories that help teach early reading skills as well as sound morals and Bible-based life lessons. Books included in this title include: Pirate in TrainingLarry Boy and the MudslingersListen Up, Larry.

Review:
Just when your kids say 'I'm too old for VeggieTale's, hand them this book and watch their eyes light up! The book is a I Can Read Level 1 reader- with simple sentences for new readers. But we found it crossed over into Level 2 at times, with some of the vocabulary. Which meant for a first grader, it was the perfect book for her to read out loud! As there are 3 books in one- this gave us 3 days of daily reading! YEAH! And because they are in a format your kids are familiar with, they are happy to open them up and read them!

As a parent, I love how each book teaches a valuable lesson, and ties in a proverb with each book. Miss Grace LOVED being able to read the story of her favorite characters and relate them to the different videos. The books also open up plenty of discussion time between parents and kids, about the different topics- honesty, anger, education and even reading! We can't recommend these books enough, and with Easter on it's way, they would be great Easter gifts too!

There are 2 other books in the new Level 1 series already:

There are also individual books, from the previous series, in different levels!


About I Can Read Book series levels:




About the Author
Throughout her career, Karen Poth has held various positions in the Children's Entertainment Industry including Vice President of Design at Big Idea/VeggieTales, Product Developer at Walt Disney World, CCO of SpringSprang Studio, and Kid's Innovation Strategist at Hallmark Cards. She holds a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. She lives with her husband and seven-year-old son in Lenexa, KS.

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