You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together is part of a series that's perfect for read-aloud time. (The series also includes a collection of fables, one of Mother Goose rhymes, one of scary stories...you get the idea.)
You'll need at least two readers for this. One of you reads the red words, the other of you reads the blue words, and you read the purple words together. The colors alternate every few lines.
We've only read the fairy tale volume, so that's all I can comment on. Each fairy tale is a few pages long, and each of you plays the part of one character. For example, in "Jack and the Beanstalk," I was Jack, and The Boy was the giant. Each tale has a little bit of a twist from the original, and the characters always end up reading to each other in the end. Cute, right?
This is a pretty slim volume, and I'm assuming that the others are, too. The Boy liked this one well enough that I'm sure we'll be checking out the others soon.
I'd recommend this for kids at a first grade reading level or higher. And for parents of any age.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together
Written by Mary Ann Hoberman and illustrated by Michael Emberley
Age range*: 5-8
*Age ranges are very flexible.
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