Tugg and Teeny Jungle Surprises is one of three books
in a brand-new beginning reader series written by renowned author
J. Patrick Lewis. Award-winner Christopher Denise brings the jungle
story to life with detailed and lively illustrations. New readers
will quickly fall in love with best friends Tugg, a kind gorilla,
and Teeny, an inquisitive monkey. Alongside many other jungle friends,
Tugg and Teeny search for a lost treasure, host a wacky zebra race,
and discover a strange bird flying in the sky.
Jungle Surprises is written for readers in grades 2-3.
It's divided into three chapters and contains 994 words. My daughter,
who just turned 6, read the first chapter out loud to me without
any difficulty. Though I told her to wait to read the next chapter,
the next day she handed the book to me with a smile and said she'd
already finished it! She said she liked the story, and just to
make sure she didn't miss anything, I had her narrate the rest
of the book.
In my opinion, beginning readers can be rather dull and bland
unless they feature timeless characters and stories such as Dick
and Jane, Curious George, and Dr. Seuss, or well-loved cartoon
characters like Care Bears, Thomas the Train, and Barbie. This
is not the case with Tugg and Teeny. Though the characters will
be new to children, engaging text and delightful illustrations
make this new beginning reader a hit!
I recommend this book to newly independent readers who are ready
to read their first chapter book out loud or to established independent
readers. My daughter's enthusiasm is all the proof I need that
this was a great story! Visit www.sleepingbearpress today
to get your soft-cover copy for just $3.99.