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Hallowe’en #Children’s book – Say Boo by Juliana O’Neill

Say Boo to the scary and sweet in this rhyming beginning reader.

Who will you say “Boo” to on Halloween night? Say Boo to the scary and sweet in this rhyming beginning reader.

Say Boo is part of the Reading Stars series. Reading Star books are for kids at the very beginning of a lifetime love of reading. Each book features less than 50 words and uses repetition to build confidence.

Say Boo is 28 pages long features 31 different words for your child to master. The words are: a, and, be, boo, costume, ends, family, friends, ghost, I, it’s, love, most, night, of, on, our, party, remember, reminds, say, scary, some, sweet, that, the, to, treats, witch, with, and your.

Every Child Can be a Reading Star.

My Review:

This is a delightful Hallowe’en children’s book with just one sentence per double page and big, bold, bright and colourful illustrations. It uses repetition to help early readers learn to decode the text and the limited vocabulary of just 31 words helps them learn to read this book for themselves after initially being helped. There’s advice for carers on how to help their child and a list of words the story may help them to master. The fonts used are large and clear and the repetition adds to the child’s enjoyment of this book. It depicts people dressed up in costumes for Hallowe’en and could also help reassure anyone who is timid about this festivity. This is the sort of book that children like to read and be read to time and time again, a short rhyming reader to help show reading is fun and encourage children to have a go for themselves, too.

Thank you to Book Sirens for my copy of this book which I voluntarily read and have honestly reviewed.


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This entry was posted on October 26, 2020 by in Children's book and tagged , , , , , , .

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