We really do love these Early Readers from Orion Books. It's lovely watching my 5 year old gain confidence as he progresses each month. The stories are lovely and interesting and the layout is incredibly user-friendly for a new reader.
This month we're reviewing Chocolate Porridge, which is a Blue Early Reader for reading together, written by Margaret Mahy and illustrated by Terry Milne. My reception class 5 year old is now at the stage where we can both read as a team, and by half way through this book he could certainly recognise the word 'chocolate' without any help!
The story is a very sweet one about a younger brother who wants to join
in helping his Mum and big sisters in the kitchen, but he is packed off
to play alone and he does his baking with mud outside. My children are
delighted with this book as it's a funny story and the characters look like people in our
family - it's amused them greatly!
As with all of the Early Readers there is a lot of repetition of words and sounds, and the language is clear and simple. This book actually has quite a few tricky words and a couple of unfamiliar phrases, so it stretches your child's vocabulary as well as helping them learn to read.
Chocolate Porridge is a proper book with 60 pages. It has a recommended retail price of £4.99.
We've reviewed some other Early Readers from Orion Books and the reviews can be found by clicking the following links:
Horrid Henry's Christmas Play and Horrid Henry's Royal Riot
The Little Nut Tree
Mondays At Monster School
The Dragon's Dentist