Ever since the Old Lady gobbled up a fly (then a spider, then a bird, and then a cactus...), she keeps coming back for more and even weirder snacks!

The sing-song prose and fun word play in these books help to reinforce phonemic awareness, a foundational reading skill that involves the ability to identify, recognize, and differentiate letters and sounds.

These read-alouds will also help encourage a love of reading in your preschool through second grade students. When kids get hooked on a book that makes them laugh, they often fall in love with reading for life. This will encourage them to read independently and even pick up picture books on their own at home. 

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(If you’re stocking up on books for your classroom, be sure to also check out Books From the If You Give... Series and 25+ Favorite Fly Guy Books.)

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