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As I’ve mentioned in the past, Sister is my reluctant reader. She’s said she doesn’t want to learn to read because then her brother won’t read to her anymore. I’ve tried to explain that she wouldn’t have to wait for him to read to her if she could read it on her own. Still, she digs in her heels. She loves all things animal, though, so every chance I get, I give her books with animals in them. I figure if I play to her interests, she might change her mind. I recently received Teya Toucan & Youcan Too, from an independent children’s publishing company called Chungaboo, for review. The book is a beautifully illustrated ABC rhyming story, and judging from her reaction, it looks like I might be on to something.
Teya Toucan was written by Mya Shaefer and illustrated by Miles Wisniewski. It is geared toward children ages 5-10, but the pictures and simple story make it perfect for younger kids, too.
Teya Toucan is available in print—on Amazon—or as an eBook (available on iTunes). This book is so cute, and would be a perfect stocking stuffer for your little reader, reluctant or not. I want to get the book The Well from Chungaboo next. With it’s illustrations of bears, I might just convince Sister that reading is worthwhile, yet.
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Maria Iemma says
I am happy that the book is available from iTunes. I bought my granddaughter a tablet/e-reader to encourage her to read and this book sounds like something she would like.