Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Phonics Friends from Children's Bookwatch on August 1, 2007

Cover: Akiko, Miss Alice, and the Dance Class: The Sound of Short A

Education in general and the teaching of reading skills in particular, have come a long way from ‘Dick and Jane’ books of the 1940’s. Co-authored by reading instruction experts Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier, this series engages beginning readers with fun stories about kids with multicultural names and backgrounds that they can readily identify with, developing and honing their reading skills while engaged in following the storybook adventures of children like themselves. The simple text written at a first grade comprehension and vocabulary level is ideal for beginning readers preschool through second grade.

—James Cox

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