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Joseph Wants to Read
It's school-vacation time, but Joseph, a little monkey, wants to learn to read. His teacher comes up with a way for him to practice during the break. Each of his animal friends-Antelope, Badger, Crocodile, etc.-wears his or her initial and says it whenever Joseph shows up to play. By the time school begins again, Joseph can recite his alphabet and even spell a word or two. ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 9th 2001 by Dutton Juvenile
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I choose this book based on it's title. I was hoping that it would be a good story that encouraged reading. Instead it was an sort of an alphabet book. But the alphabet was in the story, and it was not in the correct order. The concept of the book was learning to put the letter of the alphabet together to spell words. One thing I noticed about this book is it has incorrect capitalization. Whenever the monkey see a letter through out the sentence words that start with that letter are capitalized. ...more