This post is written by me on behalf of author, Annie Fox. I received a product sample to review. All opinions are 100% mine.
Reading is very important in our home. For one thing, I am a Literacy Specialist so I understand the importance of reading with my children as often as possible. My older son learned to read very easily and all I had to do was support him by listening to him read and discussing the books that he read with him in order to increase his comprehension. Initially, my younger son did not learn to read so easily so I had to spend a lot of time with him reading and sounding words out.
Our hard work paid off and he finally learned to read and completely took off! He is now an avid reader who reads beautifully and enjoys literature immensely. I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled he was when I told him that we would be reviewing the children’s book Are We Lost-A Raymond and Sheila Story, written by Annie Fox and illustrated by Eli Noyes.
The story is about an alligator named Raymond who begs his sister to give him a little more independence and allow him to walk by himself to the ice cream truck across the beach to get a cone for each one of them. Raymond’s sister agrees to let him go on his own but, unfortunately, Raymond winds up getting lost and making his sister very worried. As he tries finding his way to the ice cream truck and back to his sister, Sheila, Raymond meets some new friends and has some new adventures. In the end, he finds his way safely back and finally earns his sister’s confidence.
I had the opportunity to talk about the book with my seven year old son by using the Parent Guide at the end of the book. It was a great tool for helping me discuss the book with my son and really gave me some insight into my his comprehension of story. You can check out his responses below:
You can check out all of the Raymond and Sheila stories by visiting their website. All of their adventures are also available in Spanish. I’m sure your kids will give the books a “thumbs up” just like my son did!
The author of these books, Annie Fox, is giving one reader of Tough Cookie Mommy autographed copies of the Raymond and Shelia Series books.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Author, Annie Fox, to test/review/giveaway in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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