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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review: Flip Flop! by Dana Meachen Rau

Flip Flop! by Dana Meachen Rau. A Step Into Reading Book.

Flip Flop! by Dana Meachen Rau

Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 2011
List Price: $3.99
ISBN-13: 9780375865831

Review: Summertime is time for ice cream, beaches, and swimming which is exactly what readers will find in Dana Meachen Rau's book Flip Flop! Two little girls have a hard time deciding what to do on a summer day. They try to decide between swimming, ice cream, and doing cannonballs along with all sorts of other summer fun. Throughout the story, the two girls have an entertaining time coming up with new and exciting things to do.

Flip Flop! is a Step Into Reading book Step 1 which is intended for preschool - kindergarten readers. First, the pictures by Jana Christy add a lot to the book. The colorful drawings show the reader what is happening in the story which helps early readers with comprehension. Plus, the drawings are silly which makes the story fun. Also, the author uses easy words that are repeated. This makes it a good book for children who are just learning how to read. Most the words are one syllable which helps the readers sound out the words too. Plus, all the activities that the girls do as well as how the illustrations and words show excitement will have young readers excited too. Finally, there are two pages of stickers in the back of the book that will definitely add more fun to reading.

Review written by Andrea (7th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Flip Flop! for this review.

Have you read Flip Flop!? How would you rate it?

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