Raccoon on the Moon and Other Tales, illustrated by David Semple, is a set of stories in the Phonics Stories series for young readers. With my daughter beginning Kindergarten this year, I wanted to get some more books focused on phonics, and this one looked cute, especially since my daughter loves animals and outer space. Since this book arrived in the house, it has been part of the evening reading ritual before bed.
Each night she picks a story from the list, and we read it. If we have time, she begs for a second story. The illustrations are clear, brightly colored, and fun! Kids will love these stories and, after several readings, they will be reading along with you. In the final pages of this collection of stories, there are puzzles for kids to complete — from finding which words rhyme or which words in the sentence are the wrong one given the context and image.
Our favorites in this collection are Raccoon on the Moon, Llamas in Pajamas, and Mole in a Hole. Raccoon on the Moon and Other Tales, illustrated by David Semple, is a fun collection to help young readers learn new words, take adventures with fun animal characters, and read long with their parents.
***For those on Facebook, I’ll be having a book party for Usborne on Oct. 21. I can invite you if you are interested, though we have to be friends on Facebook***