Two Undecodable Books (ok, maybe a little decodable)

Henry and Mudge and the Tumbling Trip plus The Big Sleepover by Cynthia Rylant. 2005.

An adventure story about fun and friendship.

Rylant uses short sentences, though I must say from a reading-developmental level (whatever it’s called), the vocabulary used requires decoding skills a Level 2 might not have. “Knocked” and “enough” are more level 3 or 4, I think, but what do I know? I only taught three kids how to read.

The second of hers (Sleepover) was fun and un-frightening but on a topic that might be frightful for a child. Tender. It does not, however, make me eager to host my kids’ first sleepover (and I don’t even have knickknacks!).