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50 Below Zero Early Reader

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This is a Children's book that I read to my twin boys. I have to say this book was so much fun to read, and I found this story to be funny and so cute. My boys laughed so much while I read this book. I loved the pictures so much. I did not love the ending of this book because I just found it not to be an ending. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Annick Press) or author (Robert Munsch) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.
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Princess Fuzzypants here:  Jason has a problem.  It is his dad.  His dad sleepwalks and ends up in all sorts of silly places.  Jason has to rescue him and put him back to bed.  But until Jason figures out a way to restrain him, he is not going to get any sleep.  It is a very silly and cute story with wonderful aids to help parents work with their children to build their reading skills.  It is a brilliant idea of matching well loved classics with teaching aids.

If you have not met  Robert Munsch and his wonderful imagination, do try these books.  They are memory builders for when your children are all grown.  I know my Momma and brother’s favourite was I Love You Forever.  Five purrs and two paws up to the entire series of books.
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I read this book to my six year old kiddo.  He knew the story from the original book, but the simpler version was appreciated as he could read most of it on his own.  The Early Reader version of this story is a simpler version of the story we all know and love.  At the end of the book, there are activities to further explore the story and build literacy skills with your child.
As a parent to a new reader, I appreciated the Getting Ready for Reading Tips. This book would be an excellent addition to a home library or classroom.

Thank you to NetGalley and Annick Press Ltd for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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A big thank you to NetGalley and Annick Press for the ARC.  I am voluntarily reviewing this book.  This is an early reader, children's book.  I found this to be a bit odd, and unlikely.  Why not wake up mom and make sure he goes back to bed.  Is this supposed to be funny?  Will kids even understand what 50 below means?  3 stars
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Very interesting book it talks about the weather and how to treat your parents with respect and appreciate their efforts
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The book has a character list, phonics topic, gives questions for the reader to think about (about characters, events, plot), has a high frequency words list. This would be great for emergent readers. Either readers who are ready to read by themselves or are getting ready to read would like it. I enjoyed seeing classic Robert Munsch coming back for young readers!
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A great adaptation of Munsch's longer works. This early reader is clearly constructed to provide an enriching experience for readers, with extra pages about word and letter sounds, to help with comprehension of the story, and extension. Probably will most find it's home in a school or one on one with parents.
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In my early teaching years, I was introduced to Robert Munsch books by a fellow teacher.  I fell in love with the humorous stories and the fun illustrations.  Seeing that there were early reader versions coming out made me excited to see how they were structured.  As with the original version, 50 Below Zero Early Reader is silly and entertaining.  It is sure to make children laugh.  I was pleased to see that there are additions to this version for before and after reading.  There is an introduction to the characters in the story and the high-frequency words that are in the book.  There is also a short lesson on phonics (letter 'b') and on thinking about feelings. The letter 'b' is in green throughout the text, drawing attention to how it is used in words.  At the end of the book are a spot the differences activity, pictures to use for a retelling activity, and some writing prompts to think about ways to make the ending of the story different and how to dress for cold weather.  Then, it finishes up with some tips for getting ready to read and ways to make reading more fun.  As a teacher, I enjoyed this new version and I know that my students will too.
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I was really excited when I saw that this book was being published. Robert Munsch is a beloved author from the U.S. and Canada who inspired the love of reading in so many children and adults for generations. This book combines the classic story and illustrations that readers know and love with the strategies teachers and parents want to teach their young readers readily available at the beginning and end of the book. 

Leveled books are a great tool for young readers but also have a bad rap and history of being extremely dull. This book breaks that mold because it features the same story kids love but is written in an accessible font, and includes pre and post reading activities. Robert Munsch books are great for kids to begin with. They offer repetitive text, are fun to read and listen to and are generally written at about a grade 2 level. The adjustments to this book make it even more accessible and in my opinion are the best of both worlds! As a grade 3 teacher (who is currently doing a Robert Munsch unit in class at the time of this review) I would absolutely like to see this book in my classroom library, especially for home reading or guided reading purposes. Children love these books and they gravitate towards them in grades k-4. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the 3-9 age range, as well as slightly older students who typically struggle with reading or dislike reading or are learning to read in English, as I think this book would be perfect to support them while still being something that is enjoyable to read. 

Thanks SO much to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. I can't wait to order copies for my classroom next fall!
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As part of their ‘Early Reader’ re-release, some of the classic works of the beloved Robert Munsch have been adapted to include a guide that is placed to help a young reader explore sounds, consonants, character voices & plot comprehension. 

Poor Jason is simply trying to snuggle in for the night & find himself in his favourite sleeping place, ironically the same place he wakes to find his father has taken; the top of the refrigerator, the top of the car in the garage, & against a tree in the woods. 

This story is silly & for no reason at all, it works to bring a smile to the face of the reader. Nothing much happens; Jason is chasing after his sleep-walking father as he wanders around to the comforts unknown to the rest of us, cozy in our beds. Yet, with so little transpiring, the final reveal leaves one with a giggle. The matriarch wanders in the night to find that both Jason & his father are asleep in awkward positions in the kitchen. 

These are the kind of goofy stories that leave room for a child to explore the events at large & are fun to talk about afterwards. No tangible themes are presented but, the plot functions by implementing tinges of reality into the illustrations. We all sleep, as does Jason & so too does his father, yet there they are wandering around at night. This ‘Early Reader’ edition will work well for young ones to explore the different venues the story could have taken. Overall, it’s just a fun story to read & that is reason enough to appreciate it.

Thank you to NetGalley, Annick Press Ltd & Robert Munsch for the free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I've just read a whole bunch of Robert Munsch easy readers in a row and I just don't even know what to say anymore except that he is hilarous. These books are killing me. I'm years old and I'm sitting in a room reading these aloud to my 68 year old mother and we are both getting the giggles. My little kids are never going to stop repeating the lines from these books. And I don't think I'll even mind.
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