Ever since the Old Lady gobbled up a fly (and then a spider, and then a bird, and then a....), she keeps coming back for more and even weirder snacks! The sing-song prose in these books helps to reinforce phonemic awareness.

These read-alouds will also help encourage the love of reading in your preschool through second grade students. When kids get hooked on a book because it 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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