This new series of early readers is designed to reach children who are just beginning to read independently. Each book includes 5 stories based on a well-known fairy tale. Each book in the series includes the same main characters, and includes one unfinished story, for the reader to complete. These are classic stories, retold for a specific and eager audience.
Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story: Little Red Riding Hood
in It's Not About the Hunter!
, Beauty and the Beast
in It's Not About the Rose!
, Snow White
in It's Not About the Apple!
in It's Not About the Pumpkin!
, and Hansel and Gretel
in It's Not About the Crumbs!
As one friend starts, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins.
Easy-To-Read Wonder Tales is a great first step in developing a lifelong love of reading, and it makes a fine companion to Veronika Martenova Charles's series, Easy-To-Read Spooky Tales.