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The Sweetest Spring (Disney Princess) (Step into Reading) ePub download

by Gabriella Matta,Francesco Legramandi,Apple Jordan

  • Author: Gabriella Matta,Francesco Legramandi,Apple Jordan
  • ISBN: 0375948104
  • ISBN13: 978-0375948107
  • ePub: 1964 kb | FB2: 1783 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: RH/Disney; Media Tie In edition (January 8, 2008)
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 120
  • Format: txt mobi lit docx
The Sweetest Spring (Disney Princess) (Step into Reading) ePub download

Share the sweetness of spring with Cinderella, Ariel, and all the Disney Princesses in this fun and bouncy Step 2 reader. This delightful story with bright and beautiful illustrations will have budding young princess fans blossoming into wonderful readers.
My children claim to have outgrown the princesses, but when it comes to learning to read, they do enjoy the stories featuring some familiar princess faces. 

This book features "basic vocabulary, short sentences, [and] simple stories." The Sweetest Spring contains six very short rhyming stories, each with a focus on something to do with spring and featuring a different princess. Snow White and the dwarfs do spring cleaning. Ariel and her sisters put on a spring concert for King Triton. Jasmine splashes in the puddles left by a spring shower. Aurora greets the animals that arrive in the forest to announce the end of winter. Cinderella has a spring wedding. Belle plants a spring garden. That's a lot of princesses to pack into a 32 page book!  

The text in this book is fairly large and the number of words on a page can vary between 8 and 16.   I have a reader who will try to sound everything out and even test out different sound combinations (varying vowel sounds, trying out hard/soft TH) which comes in very handy with words like "stroll" and "gather".

The illustrations are lovely and any true princess fan will instantly recognize her favorites.

Even though my daughter claims to be over princesses, she is reading through this book, at my request, in order to master some of the more difficult words and attain reading fluency.  It's a pretty little book and while it's not one that I would choose to read to my child over and over, I don't mind having my child read it to me again and again.  It's really fun to sit down with a book that has a few difficult words and watch my child grow into the reading.
great book for my granddaughter who is in Kingergarten. she can read it and learn new words about something she likes to read anyway
The book is colorful and the story is very easy to read. My two years old love the drawings and the printing in the book.
toddler loves it!
This is a really cute princess book. It encompasses a series of "short stories" about several of the Disney princesses performing tasks associated with the season of Spring. The princesses included in the book are; Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Belle. The book is written using simple, easy to read words, in a catchy rhyming rhythm. It is also beautifully illustrated. Here is an excerpt of Ariel's story:

Winter is over
Not it is spring
Ariel and her sisters
sing for the king

Everyone gathers to see all the flowers
They dance and sing
for hours and hours

The salt water is warm
It smells of spring
A springtime fair
is the sweetest thing

This book is a particular favorite of my 6 year old daughter's. She loves the fact that she can now read books on her own without any help. Step Into Reading Level 2 books are geared towards Preschool-Grade 1 students. My daughter, who is in first grade, can easily read this book without any assistance--though I should mention that she is an advanced reader and has actually graduated to Level 3 Step Into Reading books, which are geared towards Grades 1 - 3. So, if you have an advanced reader, you might want to keep that in mind.
I ordered this book through my daycare's Scholastic account thinking it would be similar to the "All Aboard Reading" book I ordered through Amazon. I don't particularly care for this 'Step into Reading' book. It features Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Belle in short, three page stories each of extremely simple rhyme. It's far too simple for bedtime reading (aka boring) with between 5 and 10 words per page, but uses somewhat advanced words for a beginning reader (i.e. 'slumber', 'stroll'), and seems unfeasible for children to 'recognize familiar words' as is described.
On the positive side the pictures are beautiful and character illustrations of the same quality as the movies. My daughter loves having me 'read' this book, however she doesn't actually like me reading it, but rather focusing on the pictures so she can describe what is happening. It's almost worth it for that because there is enough going on in each page that she can make up a new story for each picture each time we read the book.
Essentially, I would not recommend this book aside from the pictures, and I wonder whether I'd have the same issues with other "Step into Reading" books, or just with Disney Princess books from this publisher. Although the other "All Aboard Reading" 'Station Stop 1' book I ordered has far more words per page, and more complex sentences, the words are simple (NOT poetic) and my daughter can actually recognize some of the words-I much prefer that system for beginning readers!
This has been my daughter's favorite so far of the Step Into Reading Princess series. It has beautiful pictures and story rhymes so she already has it memorized!
A fun Step Into Reading Book for young readers!
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