Mouse Makes Magic: Phonics Reader (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2)
A little mouse zooms about changing the vowels in simple words–for example, substituting the letter a for the letter o to change a mop into a map. A magical beginning reader that emphasizes vowel substitution.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 27th 2002 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(first published 2002)
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Jun 25, 2008 Tim rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: kids/early readers
The premise, such as it is, of this little tome revolves around a magical mouse that can change words by changing the central vowel sounds. Thus the driver of a rig finds himself driving a rug. It's a phonemically sound way of showing how much difference those little vowels can make, but what I love about it is the way the illustrations catch the imagination of even my pre-reading three-year-old. And really, who can't see the humor when a bear is no longer nuzzling her cub, but rather a cob. Or...more