Friday, September 28, 2012

Welcome in Fall with a Good Book -- Inch and Roly Make a Wish by Melissa Wiley (Review)

Inch and Roly Make a Wish (Ready-to-Read. Level 1) 

Simon Spotlight, August 2012
Trade Paperback, 24 pages
ISBN-10: 1442452765
ISBN-13: 9781442452763
Grades: P - 1


Meet the friendly insects of the all-new Inch and Roly Ready-to-Read series—books destined to become instant classics.

It is a quiet day. Inch and Roly and their friends, Dragonfly and Beetle, are looking for something to do. They can walk to the wishing well and
wish for something to do! Join these adorable friends as they find ways to make many more wishes in this sweet Level 1 Ready-to-Read story perfect for beginning readers.

My Thoughts:

This book is great for beginner readers, as it is apart of Simon and Schuster's "Ready to Read" series.  With easy sight words and words to sound out, young readers will enjoy this simple plot, with familiar topics and themes.  Even though Savannah is not yet reader, she did enjoy having me read this cute story to her.  This was the first time she met Inch and Roly, along with their garden friends, but will definitely not be the last.  Savannah enjoyed following along and hearing about the different wishes Inch and Roly and their friends make, as they try to find something to do for the day.  The illustrations in the book really make the story come to life.  We especially loved the last page, with the twinkling night sky.  Once you read this book with your little one, it will become an instant favorite.  We haven't been able to go a day without reading it.

About the Author:

Image of Melissa Wiley 
Melissa Wiley is the author of Inch and Roly Make a Wish and other books for children, including The Prairie Thief and two series of novels about the ancestors of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She lives in San Diego with her comic-book-writing husband, a half dozen kids, and about 3,000 books. She blogs about her family’s reading life at Here in the Bonny Glen:

About the Illustrator:

Ag Jatkowska has been drawing and playing with color ever since she can remember. She lives and works in the UK, illustrating books and greeting cards among other projects. Ag graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (Poland) with an MA in Graphic Design and Illustration. In her spare time she loves to discover new places, taking long walks with her husband and little son. 

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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