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Bob Books Set 4- Compound Words: Box Set [Paperback]

Bobby Lynn Maslen , John R Maslen
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May 1 2006 Bob Books (Book 4)
Bob Books Set 4: Compound WordsIn Bob Books Set 4, kids read eight humorous stories. Longer books and complex words engage young readers. New blends, more sight words and longer compound words advance their skills, while sounds repetition keeps reading easy. Meaningful stories and playful pictures keep kids absorbed.

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Bob Books Set 4- Compound Words: Box Set + Bob Books Set 5- Long Vowels: Box Set + Bob Books Set 3- Word Families: Box Set
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BOB Books April 9 2009
great for children who need extra help with reading and who lack the confidence to read long stories. Stories are short and appealing to young hildren and they feel successful after reading the stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Kids Love These Books Nov. 20 2013
By NathanJ
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I'm not going to review every single set of Bob Books differently.
The fact is my kids like them, and they helped them a bunch to get the hang of words and reading. I think they're well worth it and would recommend them to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great books Oct. 15 2013
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My 2.5 year old loves reading. These books are great because he can understand the subject matter, the books are short enough that he remains engaged and yet challenging enough that his reading continues to improve.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC LEARNING BOOK SET Aug. 30 2013
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This box of books is yet another absolutely fantastic part of the series!! The series gets kids reading without them even realizing what happened!! HIGHLY recommended if you have 10 minutes a day to sit down with your K-Grade 1e
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Sept. 15 2009
By Emily J. Morris - Published on
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As a 1st grade teacher, these books are indispensable for my emerging readers who still need a short, quickie book that allows them to focus their skills on basic decoding and sight words. The pictures are a delight and the kids feel very comfortable with these. Great way to guide kids into more difficult words.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome books to teach children how to read Jan. 15 2007
By Michelle Price - Published on
This set of books (all five volumes) are just plan awesome. My kindergartner is having a much easier time with her reading since we started these books. I recomend these to anyone with a child learning to read.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do not hesitate! May 14 2012
By cindy - Published on
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If you have a preschooler, kindergartner or even a struggling first grader you will not be sorry you purchase these books! My four yr old told me he wanted to read so we started with set 1 and I have all 5 boxed sets plus the Kindergarten sight words boxed set. Today my preschooler is reading at the same level my first grader was at the beginning of the school year; and my first grader was in the top 3/4 of his class! The books are perfect in every way. The start off using 3 letters a book, one sentence per page and gradually get more complex letter sounds and longer stories. My son WANTS to read and we read twice daily! I taught my now middle schooler how to read at age four also but I know it would've been a lot less stressful (for me) if I would have known about these books. My son practically taught himself to read these books! Just make sure that your child can recognize each letter and knows what sound it makes. We only knew short vowel sounds when we started these, now my son can read words like 'wonderful', 'bright', 'another', 'business' and more! DO NOT HESITATE, buy these for your child; and yourself!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reader Help July 4 2010
By Amelia Jean - Published on
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My kids love the Bob Books. I purchased them all, I love that my kids will sit down and read them on their own without any help. They are easy and fun and help them to gain a command of sight words without the use of flashcards.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Little Readers; When Letters First Turn In To Words Sept. 3 2014
By Pop Bop - Published on
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Our local library has multiple sets of "Bob Books"; that includes the 5 sets currently available and various older and earlier editions. (There have been so many different original and updated sets and levels that the Bob Books website FAQ has a chart that shows which books over the years replaced which books at the various reading levels.) The books are only 5 1/2 by 4 inches, so the library keeps them in a long plastic shoebox. I mention this because our kids just set the box on a table and snack on the books like little mental potato chips.

As a treat, I got Set 4 for the kindergartener and Set 1 for his younger brother. They keep them at their homework desks. (The kinderboy has real kindergarten homework; younger bro has pretend but very important homework.) Having their own mini-library of Bob's has been very successful. In a while I'll get Set 5 and Set 2.

These are very friendly books. They are illustrated with drawings that are just a bit fancier than stick figures. The drawings are jazzed up with splashes of watercolor here and there. They are not set in formal type. Rather, the words appear to have been hand printed. That presentation may seem a bit spare and childish, but the practical effect is that the books look very inviting rather than challenging or demanding. They are fun and silly and cheerful, and tell simple and understandable little stories.

I'm not well versed in reading education theory, but these books do not seem to be based on any rigorous, inflexible or odd theory or approach. The books just progress from very simple words to more complex reading. Set 1, (with 12 mini-books), introduces all of the alphabet letters, (except "Q", which makes sense I guess), and consists entirely of two or three letter words that can be sounded out.

By the time you get to Set 4, (8 mini-books), you have longer books, many four and five letter words, consonant blends, (nd, sn, st), and some vowel combinations, (ou, ee, oo). Set 5 is the big jump to long vowels, silent "e", sight words and the like. Then, it's off to read "War and Peace".

So, I'm very happy with these books as a reading treat, and it was a bonus that the kids led me to these books instead of the other way around. (Please note: I find this stuff interesting but I have no connection to the author or the publisher of these books, and bought them with my very own money.)
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