Hey! Listen to This

Reading Matters


Hey! Listen to This Stories to Read Aloud
Author: Jim Trelease
Pages: 432
Binding: Paperback
Item #: 9780140146530

The 50 selections, sensibly grouped by subject (real life, fantasy, classics, folktales) and difficulty, range from good to outstanding. Some are complete stories; others are appetite-whetting chapters from novels; all are aimed at K-4. Many pieces come from "old favorites" ( Bambi , Homer Price , Charlotte's Web ), while others have been rescued from undeserved obscurity (including a French gem, "The Magic Thread"). Each carefully chosen piece has also been given a setting that shows it to best advantage. Trelease easily captures the reader's interest, particularly with his engaging introductions but also with the lively note on follow-up reading that rounds out each selection.