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  • Paperback: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Box Pck edition (May 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439845009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439845007
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 14.6 x 14 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After teaching kindergarten for thirteen years, master teacher Bobby Lynn Maslen developed the Bob Books to satisfy her students' need for fun and effective reading materials.


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on Sept. 11 2008
Format: Paperback
Bob Books Set 1- Beginning Readers: Box Set
My son apparantly had problems learning the alphabet at school and his teacher said that he seemed "slightly dyslexic". I have spent time with my child and I refused to believe what she said, I looked around for books that started with simple words and small sentences and gave the child a sense of achievement. I found my answer with these amazing books. These books focus on giving meaning to each sound with small words and sentences, gradually building the child's confidence to tackle longer sentences and then bigger words. I realized that my son is as good as any other child in his class, he just didn't like writing, he loves reading these books as he feels this is something that he can do by himself. I would strongly recommend these books to parents who want their children to start reading and have fun with it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gen TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 5 2013
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The art is a huge turn-off but I had heard good things about BOB and decided to give it a try. My 5 year old grasped the concept of the books immediately and started reading basic words, almost overnight. I've never seen anything like it. He devoured the whole set and built a foundation for reading that I don't think I could have developed for him on my own.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brenda on July 19 2012
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Bought this boxset for my 4 year old who is just beginning to read. It is perfect as every word is just 3 letters. I found it frustrating with many other books that claim they are for beginner reads and contain 4 and 5 letter words. With my help, my son can read every word in these books. I will probably buy the other sets as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jenny Jones on May 19 2014
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These books were decodable, but I found the language structure was really awkward. Some of the sentences didn't make sense (e.g. The bag had a dog), and the stories didn't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Overall, they seemed dense and hard to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhiannon Service on Jan. 26 2010
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Even though this book is recommended for ages 4 plus, my 3 1/2 year old loves these books. It has really made him want to learn about letters and how they can make words. Teaching him to read with these books was a breeze. Worth the money for sure.
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I am very happy with the progress my son has made with these readers! My son was getting *really* discouraged with reading because we went through a lot of readers that were too difficult. They introduced too many kinds of sounds and letter combinations. Example:pony, friend, eyes. This set actually starts with three letter words or less and you can sound out every word. Now he's actually gained confidence and is more willing to try. I still have to bribe him to get him reading, but I'm hoping to wean him off the treats over the second set. I've already ordered the second and third sets.
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By A Penberthy on March 31 2014
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I have a four-year-old that's known the alphabet and which letter makes which sound for two years, but I was unable to make him sit and sound out words until I got the Bob books. The stories aren't deep and moving, but what can you do using only three letter words? It would be nice if it were illustrated more, but maybe it would detract from the words. Anyhow, it got my kid reading a bit just as I was hoping and helped build confidence in his ability sound out words on his own.
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By Bonnievz on June 18 2015
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This group of books is perfect for learning reading. I bought them for my 5 year old granddaughter, and she loves the little books, and can even colour in them if she wants to. Very short, to the point, reminds me of the "Dick & Jane" readers I had when I was learning (in the 50s). Phonetics are the way to go.
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