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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together

By Marigny Dupuy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Play-acting aspect will engage young readers.

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The teaching technique used here is clever and appealing, perhaps most significantly in that it requires both readers, whatever their level of expertise, to participate. Each has a part in the play so both readers must think about character, voice, articulation, expression, etc. This makes the learning work shared and more enjoyable.

The alternating parts of the plays are printed in different colors and surrounded by a spacious white background. The colorful, cartoon-style pictures run alongside the text, offering support and suggestions. Emberley's attractive picture characters are as entertaining and expressive as those in the text. This is perfect for parents to use with their children who are learning to read.

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