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    Product Review: Bob Books

    What Liza Says About Bob Books… STORY QUALITY: Fair PICTURE QUALITY: Fair VOCABULARY: Good 3 Stars! Bob Books are a good educational tool.  They are not my first choice, although I have used them with my children when I needed some additional material. Story Quality Each set of Bob Books has a specific literary focus such as “long vowel sounds” or “complex words”.  This provides very good vocabulary and phonetic learning approach although it also limits the story in variety and development.  What these stories lack is engagement.  For the most part the story is as simplistic as the pictures.  Not a lot of depth or development. Picture Quality The drawings in these…

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    Product Review: Biscuit Phonics Fun

     What Liza Says About Biscuit Phonics Fun…  STORY QUALITY: Good    PICTURE QUALITY: Excellent  VOCABULARY: Excellent I like the Biscuit Phonics Fun books.  They are a helpful tool for teaching your child how to read the English vowels correctly.   Story Quality Because these books are focused on vowel sound repetition the story lines are very simple.  For example in Book 6: Biscuit and the Box, the story is as follows; Biscuit saw a box. A Bunny was in the box. Hop, hop, hop. Biscuit got in the box. Hop, hop, hop.  PLOP! Woof!  A dog can not hop! Picture Quality The pictures in Biscuit Phonics Fun are colorful and well drawn. They are…

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    Product Review: Brand New Readers

    What Liza Says About Brand New Readers…  STORY QUALITY: Excellent PICTURE QUALITY: Excellent VOCABULARY: Excellent 5 Stars! I love these books! This is my favorite easy reader brand. Brand New Readers are engaging, fun, and an awesome tool for beginning readers. Story Quality  There are a variety of characters within the Brand New Reader series and each one has their own personality. Sometimes the ending is predictable, sometimes it’s unpredictable.  Each story in this series of books has a well developed plot that is easy to understand and follow. Picture Quality  The illustrations in these books truly tell the story, they also add to the character’s personality and the story development.…