Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bean Dog and Nugget, The Ball, The Cookie by Charise Mericle Harper

Here we have a pair of little graphic novel books that are really silly and just right for the very young to read.  The text is simple, the graphics are almost readable by themselves, and Bean Dog and Nugget sound just like kids.

Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of these for review (thank you).  They are now available at your local bookstore for purchase.

The Cookie is based on the two characters tricking each other.  It involves an invisible doughnut and a real cookie.  Nugget keeps tricking Bean Dog; Bean Dog gets even.

The Ball begins with Bean Dog and his shiny new ball.  When Nugget wants to play, he says no, but relents.  Unfortunately, the ball bounces in the bush.  They have to become Ninja's to recover it.

If you have a reluctant reader, this would be a real good series to start them with.  The story is a bit silly and the characters are, too.  Once a child finds out how easy it is to read, they are usually ready to move on to another fun book.  Reading is a necessary skill in life; teach them early.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

SusanB said...

Thanks for the review. My grandson starts kindergarten next week and I'm sure he will enjoy reading these to his little sister.