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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together Paperback – Sep 11 2012

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"Sure to draw giggles from the most reluctant young readers."―Kirkus

"A delightful edition of Mother Goose tales--with a twist."―Children's Literature

About the Author

Mary Ann Hoberman is a former Children's Poet Laureate and a winner of the National Book Award. During her tenure as Children's Poet Laureate, Ms. Hoberman visited numerous classrooms and libraries, introducing both children and adults to the joys of reading and memorizing poetry. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including All Kinds of Families! and the award-winning You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series.

Michael Emberley is the creator of the highly acclaimed picture books Ruby and its sequel, Ruby and the Sniffs; Welcome Back Sun; Dinosaurs!; and Mail Harry to the Moon! Having grown up in a family of writers and artists, he is an avid reader and comic book fan. A native of New England, Mr. Emberley now lives in Ireland.

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I do not like this particular book July 27 2015
By ScotFlower - Published on
Format: Paperback
The concept of this book is very straight forward. One person (in my case the parent) reads the words in purple aloud and the child reads the words in blue aloud. Then both the parent and child read at the same time the red words aloud (called a chorus). I love the concept of reading aloud together, however, I do not like this particular book.

First of all, you really need to know the original nursery rhymes for anything in here to be remotely funny. Many of these rhymes my child does not know. Secondly, even though i knew most of the original nursery rhymes myself, I did not laugh once. Thirdly, I expected the harder words to be saved for the parent reading to not overly discourage the child from reading aloud their portion, but this is not the case. Both sides have tough words like "prodigy," "splendid," or "recognize." There is nothing wrong with pushing a reader to new vocabulary, its just that the toughness of the words move the book to a much higher reading level than the story material/content is appropriate. Lastly, I found the doctor putting Humpty Dumpty back together in the wrong way disturbing and not funny at all.

Even though there was a lot that I did not like about this book, there were two gems in here. The "Introduction" poem on how to use the book was very cute and what sold the book to me (because it was all I was able to preview online). Then the "Old King Cole and the Cat and the Fiddle" was awesome and the only reason I ended up keeping the book instead of returning it. I really did not like anything else in the entire book.

I just expected much more given the positive reviews. Would not have bought this book if I had read it in a store.
Fun reading June 27 2014
By pin oak tree - Published on
Format: Paperback
I love the You read to Me, I'll Read to You series by Ms. Hoberman. As a former reading specialist, these books are a wonderful opportunity for young readers to interact with you and with the words. The rhyming and the humor of the short-1 to 2 page- stories are perfect and the students loved them. (Unfortunately I lent out my original hardcopies and they never got returned so now I have to re-purchase to read with my grandchildren.) I'd say suitable for the 6-8 year old emerging reader..
This is a really fun book to read with a child May 10 2015
By Laurel Gaskill - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a really fun book to read with a child. The poems have two voices, "you read to me, I'll read to you." I bought three of Mary Ann Hobermans books, and both the children and I loved reading them. I tutored reading for Title 1 for many years in our local school district, and these books were such favorites with the children.
Great Books Jan. 14 2014
By Granny B - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I purchased every one of these books for my granddaughter over the last year and half and she absolutely loves them. Every time we go to visit them that's the first thing she wants to do is read from these books. Totally recommend this series.
Fun for kids Dec 12 2012
By Periwinkle - Published on
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My 8 year old loves these books and reads them all the time. We had to get them all because mom and dad needed a change! Honestly they put me to sleep but little girl loves them and they make her want to read so I guess a job well done !