Rat Attack

Short vowel a

Rat Attack

By:  Coxe, Molly
Coxe, Molly

9781575659732
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2018/08/01
The Kane Press

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9.0 X 6.5 in
40 pg



JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Sounds
JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner

Gram is making jam. Can she keep it safe from all the rat attacks? This fun photographic easy-to-read story features the short "a" vowel sound.
Kane Press's new series of super simple easy readers, Bright Owl Books, launches with Molly Coxe's five photographic stories, which feature the short vowel sounds and are each only around 100 words.
These irresistibly silly stories help kids learn to read through repetition and by teaching the basic building blocks of reading—vowel sounds—giving kids the perfect start on educational success.

"Nat the rat, Pat the rat, and Matt the rat try to steal the jam that Gram is making for Ann, Fran, and Stan. In a nutshell, that is the plot of this phonics book for emergent readers, one of a new series, Bright Owl Books. The short 'a' sound is the focus, but the appeal is in the original photo illustrations that will grab children's interest even if the words and bare story don't. Stuffed white mice and gray rats are dressed and posed in fascinating environments filled with old toys, baskets, textured fabrics, and painted antique containers. These photos look like stills from a stop-action animated film that should have been produced with a more exciting storyline. A skirt, apron, and shawl in three different vintage prints adorn Gram's small figure, tiny spectacles perched on her pink stitched nose, in just one of the lovingly made costumes for the toy creatures. While most of the dialogue-driven text supports the repetition of the short 'a' sound ('I am a bandit, ma'am. Hand over the jam'), some of the vocabulary is more advanced and occasionally inconsistent in its reinforcement of its chosen sound. Publishing simultaneously are Cubs in a Tub, Hop, Frog!, Princess Pig, and Wet Hen. With such creative illustrations beckoning to readers, children may muster up their decoding skills to get through the purposeful text, perhaps with a little help from an adult."—Kirkus ReviewsJournal


Before writing and illustrating kid-favorite easy-to-reads like Hot Dog, multi-talented Molly Coxe taught preschool and high school English. Her books have sold over two million copies. She lives in San Francisco.

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Before writing and illustrating kid-favorite easy-to-reads like Hot Dog, multi-talented Molly Coxe taught preschool and high school English. Her books have sold over two million copies. She lives in San Francisco.