TILDA PINKERTON'S MAGICAL HATS
By the Red Tractor Mailbox
Written by: Angela Shelton
Illustrated by: James Murry
Published: April 1, 2013
The story moves quickly and is witty and amusing enough to keep both adults and children interested. Teachers and parents will love the glossary at the end of each chapter introducing the reader to all the new words in the book. This part reminded me a bit of the FANCY NANCY books in how they introduce bigger words to encourage growing the reader's vocabulary. The illustrations are drawn so they can also be coloring pages, if you own the book, of course.
I think this would be a great series to share with your child and will naturally encourage a lot of discussion. By adding new words to the child's vocabulary you could find new ways to build on them by using them in conversations throughout the day. Teachers could also build this book and vocabulary into their guided reading lessons. The fun of the book continues at the Magical Hat Shop website. Click HERE to find puppet videos, coloring pages, and a reading certificate. I'm anxious to read the rest of the books in this series.
I really liked how this book shared the story of a family who comes together in tough times. By having a little faith and mixing it with courage, kindness, a willingness to work and maybe just a bit of magic you are able to see your dreams come true. Be sure to check out this delightful new book. Tilda will be traveling with us on vacation for our daughter to read in the car.
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