Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Adventures With Fenway in 2 Fun Reads for Beginning Readers
Bones Add Fun to Fenway's Adventures
Victoria J. Coe's Fenway and the Bone Thieves is a fun read for beginning readers in chapter book form. The large text and easy vocabulary creates easy reading for young readers who are beginning to read chapter books.
Fenway has a new bone that he must keep safe from those pesky squirrels that want to steal it. He makes a decision to hide it in a place that he thinks no one will think of looking. He creates a problem for himself after hiding the bone because he can't even find the bone himself. What's a dog to do when he really wants his bone?
Fenway takes a fun trip to the pet store to get supplies with his owner Hattie. Some of the supplies like shampoo are definitely not what Fenway has in mind. Hattie makes the trip better by purchasing a great bone for Fenway.
The adventures with a lot of trouble begin when Fenway must protect his new bone from the squirrels. He buries it and returns home. Rain does not allow him to go outside the next door and he really wants his new bone. The next day brings the sunshine and Fenway can once again return to the dog park to look for his new bone. A lot of digging comes up with no bone and Fenway might be resigned to not finding his new bone. A surprise ending with keeping Hattie safe allows Fenway to finally find his bone. Young readers will find this chapter book a page-turner to discover how Fenway finally finds his lost bone.
Victoria J. Coe writes Fenway's story with simple text and easy vocabulary for beginning readers. Joanne Lew-Vriethoff contributed her talents as an illustrator with delightful balck and white illustrations that portray Fenway's adventures.
Fenway and the Bone Thieves is one in the series of books with this favorite character. It was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin/Random House. It is recommended for ages 5-8 and has an ISBN of 978-0-593-40691-5.
Black and White Illustrations Add to The Fun With Fenway
Fenway's Adventure With a Frisbee
Fun With a Frisbee Adds Playful Challenges for Fenway
Victoria J. Coe's Fenway and the Frisbee Trick is another in her series of adventures with Fenway, a favorite dog character for beginning readers. All dogs love frisbees and young readers will have fun with this chapter book to discover Fenway's play time with his frisbee.
Fenway would like to have his own frisbee after seeing another dog at the dog park catching a frisbee. He notices that the other dog gets a lot of attention every time she catches her frisbee, and this looks very appealing to Fenway. A special box arrives one day and Fenway gets his own frisbee! Those pesky squirrels are at it again in this chapter book and they interfere with Fenway's ability to learn to catch the frisbee. He also learns that it is not a good idea to play with the frisbee in the house. A hilarious ending to Fenway's adventures with his frisbee will have young readers laughing.
Fenway and the Frisbee is also written with simple text for beginning readers. Joanne Lew-Vriethoff contributed her talents as an illustrator with delightful black and white illustrations that feature Fenway's adventures with his frisbee.
Fenway and the Frisbee Trick was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin/Random House. It is recommended for ages 5-8 and has an ISBN of 978-0-593-40694-6.
Fenway's Adventures With His Frisbee
Bring Fenway Into the Classroom for Reading Fun
These easy readers for early elementary and beginning readers are the perfect choice to add to your classroom library. Chapter books for beginning readers are popular for independent reading and for reading aloud to students.
*Assign each story as an independent reading assignment. Assign a creative writing project for students to write a book report about the book that they chose to read.
*Provide drawing paper, crayons, and markers for students to draw their favorite adventures with Fenway.
*Both chapter books provide an opportunity for children to practice dramatic reading skills. Coe includes a variety of words that illustrate noise and movement words and are printed in large dark text throughout each book. Beginning readers will have fun with these words for dramatic reading.
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