Pirates, A Super Hero, and a Mess Detective, by Karen Poth, is delightful.
From the publisher:
In this 3 in 1 bind-up of VeggieTales I Can Reads, Junior learns that even pirates have to go to school, the town of Bumblyburg takes an angry mud bath, and Larry forgets to listen … again! Young readers follow their favorite Veggie friends in easy-to-read stories that help teach early reading skills as well as sound morals and Bible-based life lessons. Books included in this title include:What Trina thought: She loved that she could actually (mostly) read these three stories all by herself. Especially after getting through the stories once, it was easier and easier to actually decode some of the weird things like all the -ould words. She giggled at the storylines, and had to read aloud to anyone who would listen.
- Pirate in Training
- LarryBoy and the Mudslingers
- Listen Up, Larry
What I thought: I loved that the book has repetitive vocabulary, so Trina really had the chance to read and re-read and re-re-read words or word families. Veggie Tales motivated her, and she was determined to conquer the storyline. These aren't quality literature, but they aren't twaddle either. Stories featuring characters she already loves, espousing values I love, with great pictures and basic early reader vocabulary?
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