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My First BOB Books: Pre-Reading Skills Paperback – July 1 2008

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Before reading, children need the foundation skills for reading: learning shapes, recognizing patterns, sorting and learning how to anticipate sequences of events. Strengthening these key building-block skills will make your child s steps into reading easier and more enjoyable. My First Bob Books: Pre-Reading Skills are fun and simple books you read to your child. Each story contains important foundation skills as part of the plot. Inside the front cover you ll discover games to play with your child, discussion ideas and other simple ways to enjoy each story. As always, signature Bob Books quirky humor and silly illustrations mean fun for all. My best wishes for fun, joy and success as your family enters the wonderful world of reading. --From the Author

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Lynn Maslen Kertell is the current manager of Bob Books and the author of Bobs Books: Sight Words Kindergarten and First-Grade. You can visit her and learn more about Bob Books at

Sue Hendra has illustrated several children's books including Bob Books: Sight Words Kindergarten and First Grade.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Inc.; Box edition (July 1 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0545019222
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0545019224
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 286 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.22 x 17.37 x 4.45 cm
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Lynn Maslen Kertell has been involved with Bob Books right from the beginning, starting with the first edition in the 1970s. Lynn pasted-up and hand-lettered the original Bob Books, created by her parents, Bobby and John Maslen, when she was in high school.

As Lynn’s own daughter was beginning to learn to read, returning to the family business was a natural step. Her experience tackling the fun, bonding and sometimes complex task of helping her child learn to read, showed her that Bob Books really work. There are many skills a child needs to become literate. Bob Books' measured approach respects the steps that turn a child into a reader, and entertains them with real stories that kids can relate to.

Lynn brings the Maslen sense of humor, warmth and gentle encouragement to her writing, as she creates the next generation of Bob Books. She continues Bobby's phonics-based approach to teaching reading, and is proud to contribute to the millions of children who can say with pride, "I read the whole book!"®

Lynn lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and daughter.

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