by Margaret Wise Brown
Contains over 60 Sight Words
Both of my children loved reading this book when they were young. We typically read this book every night before bed. I often wondered why they enjoyed this book so much as there’s minimal content – that’s what makes it a good book! It contains rhymes and repetition; two good components in a picture book. In addition, my children loved pointing to the items in the picture. Unfortunately this book does not contain a lot of sight words, they represent 48% on the content. However, if you include the word goodnight, the content increases significantly to over 63% (good is a sight word and night is included on Dolch’s list of common nouns). While this book lacked sight word content, its use of repetition and rhymes make it a great picture book. We give this book 4 stars.
Reading level: Ages 3 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (September 6, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 10.3 x 0.5 inches
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