Lexile Measure: 90L (What's this?)
Series: Scholastic Reader Level 1
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Cartwheel Books (April 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
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Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
It is a cute book that rhymes and has colorful fun pictures. I gave it four stars because I thought it might be a little over the heads of some children due to a question the author asks at the end of the story. But you would know your children better then I, so I decided to post the whole story below so you can be the judge for yourself. Here goes:This is a riddle about Miss Milly. Can you guess why she is so silly? She likes green. She does not like red. She likes butter. She does not like bread. She likes seeds. She does not like flowers. She likes umbrellas. She does not like showers. She likes alligators. She does not like mice. She likes snowballs. She does not like ice. She likes needles. She does not like to sew. She likes grass. She does not like to mow. She likes green peppers. She does not like pickles. She lies pennies. She does not like nickels. She lies cabbage. She does not like pie. Miss Milly is so silly! Can you tell why?(The very last page is a picture of Miss Milly and she is saying) "I only like things with double letters!"
As with other Silly Milly books, I feel this book is at a more challenging level than many other books marketed in the "level 1" or beginner reader category. Silly words and difficult to sound out words make it frustrating for a new reader to get through at times, but the stories are cute. I think these Silly Milly books run more along the lines of a level 2.
It's a cute, silly book, and my 5 yr old is learning to read, so this is a great book to get started. A little advanced, but she enjoys it nonetheless! My 3 yr old just thinks it's the funniest thing ever!
Perfect book for a beginning reader. The pictures are great and the story is entertaining for both boys and girls.
This book is cute. It has simple, repetitive, easy words that are perfect for a young one learning to read. However, much of it doesn't make sense. I understand the character is silly but I find that I spend a more time explaining the book and less time reading it with my child.
Bright pictures full of discussion possibilities, add a lot to this book. Short sentences on each page, with a mystery solved on the last page. Double letter words are part of this book, adding a skill level for new readers. Silly story definitely appeals to new young readers, helping to mask sounding out word frustrations.
Cute story with multiple learning benefits.The cleverly woven story begins by asking the reader if they can solve the riddle of Milly and her rather unusual way of choosing what she likes.Example: "She likes green, but she does not red. She likes seeds, but she does not like flowers."With each detailed, and often comical, new illustration of Milly's likes and dislikes the young reader is drawn further into the story.As I read this story with my 6 year-old niece, Nicole, I too was curious and eager to solve the riddle of Milly's likes and dislikes. As for my niece -well, she was more impressed by the details in all the illustrations; especially the one with Milly in the shower with her umbrella. When we finally discovered the secret to Milly's likes (she like things with double letters), we had a good time going back through the pages and finding all the words with double letters.While Nicole wasn't able to read the entire story all by herself (the text passages are on the more advanced side of the traditional Level One Books), I was extremely pleased to see how Nicole confidence soared, as she correctly identified each of the words double letters; and it nearly brought tears to my eyes when she shouted, "See I CAN read!"I look forward to reading more Silly Milly books....
Great starter book that my kids love to read. Though they are now learning to read, with the ease of this book and the funny nature of it, I am sure my kids will get the hang of it soon.
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