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You Read to Me & I'll Read to You: Stories to Share from the 20th Century
An anthology with sure-fire appeal for children who are starting to read on their own but still enjoy being read to. This brilliant collection by the editor of The 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury contains 26 selections for parents and children to read aloud. Including works by such illustrious authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, James Marshall, Judy Blume, Ursula ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 11th 2001 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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This is a collection of quality children's literature by a variety of authors from the 1950's to the 1990's. It is intended to be a read-aloud book, so there aren't pictures on every page. Sometimes a whole picture book is included and sometimes just a chapter or two of a longer book is included. There is a wide variety of topics, styles, and lengths, but you are sure to recognize the authors (Sendak, Seuss, Steig, Sachar, and Tomi Unger (Flat Stanley).
I do not like book collections like this one. Many of the illustrations have been cut out and while it says the stories are unabridged I think that is stretching it a bit. The selections that were included may have been unabridged but I don't think only reading a few select passages from a book equals reading the whole book. Just get the actual, whole and complete book and leave this one behind.
This is full of top-notch selections of 20th century literature. Great for reading aloud to kids who have a longer attention span and can handle listening to a story without as many pictures. Some familiar tales and some not-as-much, but we love almost all of the stories. Great bang for your buck!