I Said So
Exchange E-Publishing Pleasing
Read ... Recommended ... 4.5 stars
Logan's Mom always replies to
his questions 'why' with 'because I said so'. Pick up toys, take
your bath, brush your teeth, and ready for storytime elicit a
'why' from Logan, and 'because I said so' from Mom. Mom always
joins right into help with the work, she picks up the small hard
to handle pieces, she smudges his nose with a dab of shaving
cream in the bath, she guides his hand in tiny circles to brush
Logan's teeth, and she reads stories about knights and dragons.
One day Logan turns the table on his mother with surprising results.
An appealing, innocent narrative
chronicling the activities of a little boy and his mom "Because
I Said So" is sure to please the target audience of beginning
readers who may themselves often ask 'why' when Mom says it is
time to do something necessary. On eleven page "Because
I Said So" is accomplished with beginning to mid reader
vocabulary and charming illustrations showcasing the fun and
joy present between parents and children Ideal edition for the
school or home library. "Because I Said So" is suitable
for a class unit dealing with family as well as free time reading
or even 'read to me' by the little ones.
Writer Dotti Enderle and illustrator
Candace Hardy have produced a pleasing, highly entertaining work
in "Because I Said So". A 'read to me book' for the
3-5s, 'read with help'for the strong 5-7s, and 'read alone',
perhaps as a read to younger siblings for the 7-9s. Because I
taught K-1 I was especially pleased to find sufficient repetition
in the tale to insure little ones taking part in story-time as
youngsters 'say' the story along with the reader.
Agreeable read, happy to recommend.