Big Pig on a Dig by Phil Roxbee Cox is a very sweet little phonics reader in paperback form that I'm giving away today. What's a "Phonics Reader"? It's a type of story that is made for a beginning reader to master, with sweet little opening flaps and a funny story to boot. Usborne Books & More has so many books for kids at different stages, and the combined volume of all their phonics readers is in a book titled, Ted & Friends. This is what I am getting for my son, who is able to phonetically sound out words, but is not a confident reader yet, will use as his 'reader' for next year in home schooling. The pictures are by Stephen Cartwright (of Farmyard Tales fame), and are simple, sweet, and wholesome. Also, in every phonics reader (including the combined volume), there is an entire page of phonics for all of the new words, so if you are working with a new reader, there is a lesson in the back to work off of, as well.
Big Pig has found a map and is going on a dig for treasure. He sees his friend, Fat Cat, who wants to take a nap, on his way to where he will be digging. He begins his fun and then finds Funny Bunny, who decides to join the sport. Through this story there are a couple little flaps for the eager reader to open up and participate with. This is also a great story for a young child as it's short and concise, and would make a cute before nap-time story. Big Pig on a Dig and the other 20 or so phonics readers that are in the series are normally $6.99, but if you're interested in one or two of these, I'd highly recommend getting the combined volume Ted & Friends, which saves you literally $63. Ted & Friends even comes with a cd, making it great to have as an audio book while you're in the car, or simply for your child to listen along while reading.
Specials this month: May is a great month to have a home-show. Along with your large amount of free books, Usborne Books & More is giving the hostess 2 sets of cards (one child, one regular), and a reusable tote, which equals more than $60. The box of card sets are 30 cards each, ranging in holiday or occasion, gender, and design. There is literally something for all of your card needs in these boxes!
These card boxes are what Usborne uses for our Cards for a Cause fundraiser, so if your organization (brownie troop, medical fundraiser, church, local gym, football team, dance squad, etc., etc.!) needs a fundraiser, I would love to talk to you about one of our many programs that can help you reach your goal. See my website for Literacy for a Lifetime, Cards for a Cause fundraiser, or Reach for the Stars fundraiser (some are with books, earning your organization their choice of books by our 50% matching program, or cards, which then match a dollar amount to your organization, and some are reading pledge programs that earn your organization free books, too!!) if you're interested. I can help you decide which fundraising program is best for your need.
I have May slots available for home shows so if you've been sitting on the fence but want FREE books for your family, friends, or relatives, send me an email at SSLAMAST@gmail.com for information soon. Here is a list of our customer book specials for May, and again, here is the hostess specials for May! I hope to talk to you soon.
Today I'm giving away my copy of Big Pig on a Dig this week to one of you! Please leave me a comment with your name and email address and I'll do a drawing one week from today, on May 8th!
And for a $50 drawing for Usborne books, please enter your name here (this is a separate drawing sponsored by Usborne, I'm just passing it on for you to get a chance!)