Review! Comic Phonics books by Kevin Bolger and Ben Hodson

7 Sep

61X3WYIbHeL._SX388_BO1,204,203,200_Lazy Bear, Crazy Bear: Loony Long Vowels
Written by Kevin Bolger
Illustrations by Ben Hodson
40 pages – ages 4+
Published by HarperCollins on June 23, 2015

9780062285966Gran on a Fan: Silly Short Vowels
Written by Kevin Bolger
Illustrations by Ben Hodson
40 pages – ages 4+
Published by HarperCollins on June 23, 2015

Synopsis- Do you have trouble with your vowel sounds? Do you like to read funny comics? Do you like grandmothers swinging from fans? If so, these books are perfect for you! They are comics with simple words to encourage kids to read them and learn about the vowel sounds. Meet up with Gran and Crazy Bear in these teaching comic books!

What I Thought- These are great books. I really like the unique idea of using comics to teach kids about the vowel sounds. The mini-stories in the books are hilarious and crazy – in a good way, of course! My favorite(s) is in the Gran on a Fan book. Nell falls into a well early on, and nobody gets her out. The last few pages of the book? The return of Nell! I laughed out loud when I read that. Mr. Hodson’s illustrations are great attributes to the story, putting even more humor into the book. The cartoon feel will make kids smile. I can promise you that! I think that this book series will be a huge hit with kids. It’s perfect for reluctant readers, and for bedtimes, you just read one comic per night!

I give this series five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

14 Responses to “Review! Comic Phonics books by Kevin Bolger and Ben Hodson”

  1. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews September 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    I love the covers. These sound hilarious!

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  2. Patricia Tilton September 7, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

    Using comic books to teach kids about vowel sounds is really unique. They look like they are funny and engaging!

    Like

  3. 20SecondsWithMC September 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    You make me wish I had someone who needs to learn how to read in the house. These sound like so much fun. Great review, as always!

    Like

  4. Catherine Johnson (@CathM_Johnson) September 8, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    Sounds perfect for me, Erik. Great find!

    Like

  5. Darlene September 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    Fabulous! Kids will learn while being entertained. A great idea.

    Like

  6. Michelle Isenhoff September 8, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    I love this idea! Super pick, my friend. 🙂

    Like

  7. LovableLobo September 9, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    How fun! ❤

    Like

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