Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Issy Books Review

I am so excited to write this review for a brand new book series, called Issy Books.

The Issy Books are for emergent readers and were written by educational consultant and teacher Pat Calfee, and illustrated by her five-year-old granddaughter, Issy. My students were so surprised and excited to read books illustrated by a child the same age as them!

The Issy Books contain sight words, controlled vocabulary, and beautiful illustrations that support the beginning-level stories. The picture clues and predictable text are perfect for early readers.

I reviewed the first ten Issy Books, which tell stories of different animals, such as Snappy the crab and Oscar the octopus. This set also includes a Meet Issy book, which tells about Issy.

These books have been read over and over again since I put them in my classroom library. My students are very attracted to them and incredibly inspired by Issy.

Here is a picture of the author and illustrator...

Can Issy possibly be any cuter?

You can check out the Issy Books by clicking here
Make sure to click on the free sample book!
I'm certain that you and your students will love them as much as we do. 
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  1. Hello to Ms. Rosenberg's Class!
    This is Gigi, author of The Issy Books. Issy and I are so excited that you are enjoying our books. Keep reading....the more you read the better you get at it. We love sharing our books and hope to have another set in the near future.
    Take care,
    Pat Calfee (Gigi)

    1. Hi, Gigi! Thanks so much for the motivating message to my students!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter


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