Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bob: The Movie

Last week I bought the "Bob Books." I'm not really sure yet why they are called the "Bob Books" because while we've read about Mat (pictured left), Sam, Mac and Dot, as well as their pets Mag and Mit, Bob has yet to make an appearance.

If you don't already know, the "Bob Books" are designed for early readers. They are simple and consistent and progressively introduce all the letters of the alphabet in the 12 short books that come in each set.

I got these books to help Jonah with his reading and so far, I'm really happy with the results. Since the books are short, Jonah has quick successes. I suppose it also helps that I'm doling out marshmallows each time Jonah finishes a book. (I know--I'm creating eating issues. I'll deal with it after we get this reading thing down.)

Isaac has also been interested in reading the "Bob Books" and has the first one memorized. He loves to sit and read it to himself. The other day he asked, "Is this book going to be a movie?"

The text of the first book is as follows: Mat. Mat sat. Sam. Sam sat. Mat sat. Sam sat. Mat sat on Sam. Sam Sat on Mat. Mat sat. Sam sat. The End. I'm sure you can imagine the exciting movie this would make.

I told him it was not going to be a movie. He asked, "Then why are we reading it?"

Evidently Isaac has the idea that we only read books that have movies.

Well, at least he has the book-reading part right.

1 comment:

Marah said...

Hmm, marshmallows. That's what's wrong with the state education system!