Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Urgency Emergency: Big Bad Wolf & Itsy Bitsy Spider...Review & Giveaway!

I am the mother of twin boys who are 7 and are now READERS!!  Hooray!  I think it is so exciting to watch early readers emerging.  It is definitely one of my favorite parts of motherhood so far.  It is as if you can see a whole need world opening up.  I  think part of lighting the spark for the love of reading is keeping a constant supply of fun books on  hand for children to read.  I have two such books to tell you about today, both by Dosh Archer...Urgency Emergency:  Itsy Bitsy Spider and Urgency Emergency:  Big Bad Wolf.  Here is the scoop...




A spider arrives at City Hospital with some strange head injuries. How did this happen? And does it have anything to do with all the water rushing down the water spout? Early readers have never been such fun! With bright color illustrations on every page, minimal easy-to-read text and a brilliantly fast-paced plot, this animal hospital adventure story will have young readers devouring the pages.

 A choking wolf is rushed to City Hospital, and a lost little girl in a red coat has been found, looking for her missing granny. What on earth did the wolf eat? Early readers have never been such fun! With bright color illustrations on every page, minimal easy-to-read text and a brilliantly fast-paced plot, this animal hospital adventure story will have young readers devouring the pages.

My boys LOVED these stories.  They are fun and witty takes on two very familiar tales and my boys delighted in reading them aloud to me.  They are simple enough for early readers while still remaining interesting and challenging enough to hold interest.  Doctor Glenda is a top notch doctor who is on the case of these wacky patients.  If you have an early reader in your life these books are just  what the doctor ordered!  We can't wait for the next installment of this series!  Please write one for us, Dosh Archer...STAT!  You can pick up your copies on the publisher's website HERE.

I am so excited to tell you that the publisher, Albert Whitman & Company is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of both Itsy Bitsy Spider and Big Bad Wolf!  Thanks to the sponsor and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

35 comments:

Puddles and Poop said...

We started reading to our boys when they were infants. I vividly remember reading to my oldest when he was a newborn. He really loves to read and his little brother is no different. When we buy books, we will take topics or things that they show an interest in. Right now, we have a lot of Thomas and Friends books, construction vehicle books, and farm animals books. Plus, when we go out shopping, I never say no to them if they ask me to buy a book. I will say no to snacks and toys but not books.

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Dianna said...

I take time every night to read to the three littlest ones-- the other two love to lay in bed and read to themselves-- but sometimes if it something they hadn't read they coming in to listen-- but they always want more than two or three chapters--some times I use different voices just to see if they are really listening an catch more interest. We live at the library and my kindle

Janet W. said...

The best time of day for my grandsons to sit down and listen to a story is right before bed time. It helps to relax them and it's really the only time of day that they will sit still long enough through the entire book. I choose stories I know that will interest them.

Anita Yancey said...

I encourage her to read by buying her books whenever I can. It makes her interested in reading.

Kimberly said...

I encourage reading by adding to her collection of books and modeling good habits by reading myself.

Katie Marks said...

We read to our kids usually every night before bed. We have since they were born. My oldest is getting to the point where she's starting to be able to identify letters, so it's fun to watch her progress.

latanya t said...

I encourage reading by getting big, colorful books with big words, and reading the words together.

OmahaCouponClipper said...

We read everyday during storytime and I read to both boys since they were babies!

Edna08 said...

My son is small 16 months but I like reading to him before bedtime and showing him the pictures and explaining what is happening and now im teaching him the sound that animals make in the books he recently learned that ducks say quack quack. It is so cute to hear him make the sounds

Edna08 said...

My son is small 16 months but I like reading to him before bedtime and showing him the pictures and explaining what is happening and now im teaching him the sound that animals make in the books he recently learned that ducks say quack quack. It is so cute to hear him make the sounds

Nesca said...

I think the best thing to do is buy books that sound interesting. They will be more willing to start reading books with more pictures in it so that they can have something to look at with the words. I really think fantasy books are the most engaging for my kids because they like that type of genre and i feel like they can get a good look at some high quality wording especially if its medieval type stories.

Holly said...

I would pick the farm theme!

Gina H. said...

Let them pick out books. And they also love the recordable books.

Megan n said...

We go to the library at least once a week and encourage them to pick out any books they are interested in.

Melissa said...

All 3 of my kids have HUGE book collections (overflowing bookcases for each of them). We read every night & turn it into a role-playing adventure. It's really fun!

GeorgiaBeckman said...

We like to find crafts or games to go along with our books.

Ashley Fryer said...

I have been fortunate that both of my kids enjoy reading. We have always entered summer reading programs where they can win little treats.

Lisa Hollinger said...

I home school and we do story time. My 6 year old loves to read on his own as well. He's really into the magic tree house series.

Sunnie said...

By reading to them!
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Anonymous said...

Bedtime stories are the best way to get a child interested in reading.
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thomas mitchell said...

we read outloud every night from about 5 months of pregnancy on. Now as they are getting older they get to try to "read" the story based off the pictures makes for some interesting stories but it engages them and encourges them to pick up the books

jlee said...

I love doing different voices and acting parts out!

Audra O'Hara said...

My daughter has always enjoyed story time. We do make it fun by taking turns doing funny voices.

Danielle jones said...

We start reading to them while they are infants and make picking out a new book a reward for being good.

Karma Adams said...

I am always reading with or to him. We have a new big bedtime story book too from Christmas, he loves all the variety in it.

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

Reading often, going to the library and library programs, letting the child pick books, reading in silly voices, etc!

Gianna said...

I buy books all the time and the kids are always happy to read something new.

Marianna said...

By always buying books to their interests and showing that I enjoy reading as an example - reading together

Diana said...

Reading with your child is the best way to get them to like reading
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Sacha Schroeder said...

We buy books from their school book orders monthly. They love it and it makes them want to read! Plus they get to pick out what they like.

Sacha Schroeder said...

We buy books from their school book orders monthly. They love it and it makes them want to read! Plus they get to pick out what they like.

Tara Carlson said...

I've read to all my kids (four boys ranging in age from 9 months to 17 years old) since they were tiny - with my little ones, I make it a point to read at least one book a day to/with them. For my older boys, I read the same books they're reading (for school or fun) so we can talk about them together.

Alison Miller said...

I encourage my children to read by taking them to the library on a regular basis and reading to them every night! They have known books since they day they were born.

Tylerpants said...

I take my kids to the library to borrow books and also for storytimes. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

We pick out library books together and read every night