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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together

By Mary Ann Hoberman (Hardcover Book, 2010)
Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added Aesop's fables to their bestselling and award-winning series! Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth You Read to Me collaboration. These stories of classic characters-from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves-are fables as you've never seen them before!

With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching techniques-alliteration, rhyme, and repetition-to invite young children to read along with peers or with an adult.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $16.99 US/$19.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316041171

    • On Sale Date: 11/02/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added Aesop's fables to their bestselling and award-winning series! Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth You Read to Me collaboration. These stories of classic characters-from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves-are fables as you've never seen them before!

With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching techniques-alliteration, rhyme, and repetition-to invite young children to read along with peers or with an adult.

Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of the classic A House is a House for Me, which won a National Book Award, as well as the bestselling Sing-Along Stories series.

Michael Emberley is the New York Times best-selling illustrator of It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris and has created several books of his own, including Ruby and Dinosaurs! A Drawing Book.
  • - A Chicago Public Library 2010 Best of the Best

    "Children's poet laureate Hoberman is really the master of unforced rhyme ... and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are as consistently spry as the poems." (The Horn Book).

  • "Emberley's pencil and watercolor spot illustrations bring fresh energy to the classic tales as well as a softening tone: the Hare and the Tortoise race on bicycles (the Hare wears spandex), and the golden-egg laying goose has a button-up chest, ensuring that the farmer doesn't have to use his knife. The jaunty rhymes and theatrical element of adopting a persona should spark enthusiasm from reluctant readers." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Repeats the earlier books' winning formula...All are retold simply and engagingly and are illustrated with lively spot illustrations." (Booklist).

  • "The latest installment from [the] wildly successful series...the text is delivered in punchy, color-coded typography that makes abundant use of repetition and rhyme to bring the stories to readaloud life. Emberley's playful illustrations provide fresh interpretations of many of the tales." (Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books).

  • "The familiar tales are told with gentle humor, and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations bring personality and life to the animal characters...a solid pick for most picture-book collections." (School Library Journal).

  • Praise for You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together:
    "Sure to draw giggles from the most reluctant young readers"-Kirkus

    "A delightful edition of Mother Goose tales-with a twist"-Children's Literature

    Praise for You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together:
    * "Delectably illustrated... snappy repartee... suggests dramatic as well as read aloud possibilities" -Horn Book (starred review)

    Praise for You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together:
    A New York Times Bestseller

    * "A delightful choreography of rhythm, rhyme, and repetition that begs to be read aloud." -School Library Journal (starred review)

    "An exuberant read-aloud collection... Emberley's illustrations capture the liveliness of the poems...beckoning readers to join in and relish the fun." -Kirkus

    "The energy never flags, neither in Hoberman's trademark bouncy rhythms nor in Emberley's exuberant illustrations" -Booklist

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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.99 US/$19.99 CAN
  • Pages: 32
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316041171
  • On Sale Date: 11/02/2010
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together