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BOB Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners
BOB Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners

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Ages: 4+
Grade Levels: PreK-1st

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Product Code: 013-132

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First published in 1976 Bob Books have been used by millions of beginning readers and have long been a staple in the home school community. Each pint-sized story is carefully crafted to help young children master essential reading skills. Fully phonics based, these books focus on decoding, identifying each letter of the alphabet and their specific sounds.

Developed as a step-by-step, book-by-book program to guide your children smoothly through the beginning stages of reading, this simple, progressive approach, can be a valuable stepping-stone for children who are mastering phonics but still too shaky to attempt basal readers.

Beginning with repetitive simple single-consonant two word sentences each book builds on the skills and vocabulary from the last book.

Why do children like Bob Books?

First, these time-honored book are not only are sized just right for little hands, but the stories are also short and sweet. In fact, the very first book is a mere 22 words told over 8 pages. Yet there is great satisfaction for your youngster as he completes his very first book.

Secondly, these lighthearted books contain a bit of wacky mischief. In the first book overweight Mat sits on cone-shaped Sam, an action that has not failed to amuse children for over 30 years.  

Finally, because of the simple text and clean cartoon-type illustrations children who are easily prone to distractions will have an easier time focusing and ultimately mastering phonics.

Each set of books contains a card with an introduction to the series and 10 to 12 parental teaching tips and stores neatly in reclosable boxes.
12 Advancing Beginner Readers:
1) Fun in the Sun
2) Up, Pup
3) Pip and Pog
4) Bow-wow!
5) The Big Hat
6) Sox the Fox
7) OK, kids
8) Rub-a-Dub
9) Go, Bus
10) The Red Hen
11) The Sad Cat
12) 0 to 10

Also includes a "Teaching Guide" which is really a simple card with Hints For Teaching Your Child to Read on one side and a list of some of the features of Bob books on the other.

Publisher's Information
Pages: 12 12-page booklets; 144 pages total
Binding: Paperback, 5.5" x 4.25"
Consumable: No
Faith-Based: No
Copyright: This edition: May 2006
ISBN: 0-439-84502-5
Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Bobby Lynn Maslen
Illustrator: John Maslen
Printed In: China

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Wonderful first readers November 1, 2010
Reviewer: Carrie Anne from Maine  
Our children have enjoyed progressing into each level of the Bob books.  I did find that we needed to adjust the pace between the books more than we did with the first set.  This was because as the books went along there were new phonics skills introduced that we hadn't covered yet and weren't ready for.  So, we would just put the books aside till our child was ready.  Our children love these books.

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Good beginning Readers! November 1, 2010
Reviewer: Misty Marr from Buckeye, AZ United States  
The BOB Books Set 2 are are great set of readers for the very beginning reader.  They follow Set 1 very nicely, so the transition from the 1st to the 2nd set is very smooth.  I love the simplicity of these books.  They allow your child to read much sooner than they would with traditional readers.  These are very small and thin, so the price might seem a little high for what you are getting.  But I have found them to be very profitable.  The black and white drawings are perfect for allowing your children to color the page after they read it, a fun aspect that my kids loved.

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