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Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Blair's Attic by Joseph C. Lincoln
Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems
The Case of the Gypsy Good-bye by Nancy Springer
The Complete Guide to Digital Photography (2nd edition) by Michael Freeman
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Death Masks by Jim Butcher
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Ghostbusters, Volume 6: Trains, Brains, and Ghostly Remains by Erik Burnham
Gracias / Thanks by Pat Mora
The Great EB: the Story of the Encyclopaedia Britannica by Herman Kogan
How to be a Baby ... By Me, the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Ink by Amanda Sun
Jalna by Mazo de la Roche
Japanese Aesthetics and Anime: The Influence of Tradition by Dani Cavallaro
Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear
Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! by Mo Willems The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
The Loud Book! by Deborah Underwood
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg
Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Sketchtravel by Gerald Guerlais
Socksquatch by Frank W. Dormer
Unfed by Kirsty McKay
University by Bentley Little
Voltron Force Volume 4: Rise of the Beast King by Brian Smith
xxxHolic Volume 16 by CLAMP
xxxHolic Volume 17 by CLAMP

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Comments for Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly!

Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly!: 10/25/14

cover artLet's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! by Mo Willems is part of his new series of emergent reader books staring Cat the cat. As annoying as a name that might seem, repetition has been shown to help some beginning readers (Lynch-Brown, Tomlinson, & Short, 2010). These books are aimed at that subset of readers.

Cat the cat is at the playground and wants to introduce, you, the reader, to his friends who fly. There's Bat the Bat, Bee the bee, Bird the bird and so forth. As the book progresses, things start to get a little silly to reward first time readers for their efforts.

When my daughter was first learning to read at the start of 2011, the Cat the cat books were perfect for her. She liked them enough that we still sometimes call Caligula cat, "Cat the cat." The books gave her the confidence in her reading to move onto the funnier but more complicated Elephant and Piggie series (also by Mo Willems).

 

 

Four stars

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