Series to Know: Flip-a-Word

Series Info

The first five Flip-a-Word readers!

The first five Flip-a-Word readers!

Books:

  1. Snake Cake (2006, Out of Print)
  2. Pig Wig (2006, 2013)
  3. Snow Bow (2007, 2014)
  4. Stop Pop (2007, 2013)
  5. Wet Pet (2008, 2013)
  6. Quack Shack (2008, 2014)
  7. Crab Cab (2009, 2014)
  8. Ice Mice (2013)
  9. Frog Jog (2014)

Links: Blue Apple Books

Reviews: Horn Book, School Library Journal

Difficulty

A rather bizarre section to write this time because I did not find a single Accelerated Reader, Lexile, or Fountas & Pinnell level for any of these books. All of the books have very few words, between 20-35 unique words in the text. There are supplemental word lists and an activity page for kids to practice identifying sight words after the story, which I did not count in the unique word count.

Thoughts

These are the easiest of easy books for beginning readers. Flip-a-Word books are the ones that I give parents looking for those first readers for their kids.

Each book covers three different word families. There’s a reference page at the beginning of each book that encourages parents about how to help their children experiment with the different word family sounds — to create new words and sound combinations.

The graphic illustrations are eye-catching and clearly illustrate what is going on in the picture. It’s a great help to the kids working through their sounds and words.

More Flip-a-Words?/Dates to Remember

It’s been over a year since a title was released. Without a dedicated website for the series or author, it’s hard to tell what the future of this series is. My only recommendation is snap these titles up as soon as possible! Your patrons will thank you!

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