A few weeks ago, I was in Target wandering around, picking up last minute items for our vacation. Out of the corner of my eye, I spot this book...see the cover to your left? It's cute, right? Books make ME happy, as you all well know, so I picked it up.
It's a reading journal for kids!
I'm blessed with an avid reader...but my avid reader doesn't really like to write so much. Apparently, this is common, especially with early readers. So, I thought that this would be a good guide for him to write about the books he's reading.
Inside the book are spaces for each book's title, author, and illustrator. Each log entry asks the same "My favorite part of the book was:" "I will recommend this book to a friend because:" and asks for a drawing inspired by the book. After that, the questions are changed up throughout the journal. Your child will answer questions like, "Name one book that made you so happy you wanted to read it again and again," or "What is your favorite place to read a book?" or "Does your Mom have a favorite book? Ask her to write about it here."
This book is supposed to encourage reading...but I would have to say that it also encourages writing with engaging questions and a simple format.
I'm sure this isn't the first book of its kind, but it's the first one in our home, and we love it. Now that he has a format, I expect the Kid's Reviews to be rolling in! Stay tuned!
About the Book:
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (November 26, 2009)
About the Author:
Judy Pelikan is the author of the bestselling Grandmother Remembers: A Written Heirloom for My Grandchild, as well as numerous other illustrated gift books such as The Heart's Journey and The Music of Wild Birds. She lives in the north country of New Hampshire.