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Title : Born to Read
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ISBN : 9780375846878
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Born to Read Reviews

  • booklady
    2019-04-24 21:15

    WOW! Booklady has found a fun new book! ☺ I really enjoyed reading it aloud today! Whether you have a young booklover, or even a non-reader -- old or young -- you are sure to be tickled by Born to Read. Written all in rhyme with bright, delightful pictures which adults and younger audiences will want to savor many times, this is a book worth owning--not to mention there are references to, and pictures of, other children's literature favorites. My prediction is this is a book some will be learning by heart...and parents won't even mind.'Passing by the Pizza Place,Sam spied a poster: CYCLE RACE!Right away, his head was spinning,Filled with thrilling dreams of winning...When the pack was lost from view,Sam paused to read a poem or two,Popped a wheelie just for fun,And finished up as number one."Here's my secret," Sam decreed."Readers win and winners read."P.S. Thanks for the tip on this Krista! I was the one who requested the Oklahoma City Library system order this book and therefore also the first one to get to read it here locally. ☺ Now I need to check out the author's other books!

  • Kelly
    2019-05-15 22:03

    I had never heard of this book until I came across it in the Peddlers Mall. It was very colorful and the title caught my eye, so I purchased the book. It is a very cute children's book that gives insight as to why children and even adults should read.I cannot wait to use this in my future classroom.

  • Alenna
    2019-05-21 22:19

    Started out great, then went downhill. There were a few odd transitions that didn't make much sense to me. First he's reading... then he's racing bikes and appeasing baby giants? Kinda strange! Wild About Books is much better!

  • Kate Hastings
    2019-05-04 18:03

    What fun-- a coworker of mine used this book as the cornerstone for her storytime-- reading the books that the boy in the story picks up-- chicka chicka boom boom, hungry caterpillar, etc.

  • Shealee Crosby
    2019-05-03 20:17

    This book is very cute. It shows this little boys passion for reading. It also shows that no matter how old or young you are, you can do it. It also shows the importance of reading. Reading is everywhere and students need to understand they will use it for the rest of their life. For activities with this book you could take the students outside on a walk or something and just look around at all the places that have words on them.

  • Bookworm's Nemesis
    2019-05-23 14:08

    2.5 stars. I like the idea of the boy's enthusiasm for reading, but I felt the flow of the book had holes. Entertaining, but story jumped from one thing to the next a couple times and it left me a bit confused. I did like the pictures and rhyming.

  • Angela
    2019-05-18 21:12

    "Readers win and winners read." That's Sam's secret to success.

  • Rama
    2019-05-08 14:28

    A baby boy named Sam is born who is introduced to the wondrous word of books by his mother. He develops a love for books slowly and increasingly and becomes a reading star. He helps with the family chores by reading instructions, he uses the dictionary to diagnose his illnesses and even takes part and wins a cycling race by educating himself on fitness, diet and concentration. He reads at every given opportunity – everywhere, anywhere.A baby giant, Grundaloon, terrorizes the town, throwing people in a quandary. Sam decides to do something about it; he packs snacks and lots of picture books and sets off to meet him. Kindness, friendship and sharing his love for books does the trick – lonely baby giant is restored back to his mommy giant and Sam returns home a hero. Everyone agrees – Readers can do anything!Brilliant book! The last page, where the reader is left contemplating on what will Sam grow up to be – ( baseball player, chiropractor, statistician, city mayor) tries to drive home the idea that readers can accomplish anything. Finishing off with the possibility that he might be an astro-vet with offices in outer space is just the perfect end to this winning book. Simple to read text with rhymes and colourful illustrations are the highlight of this book. The young reader/listener is introduced to a number of new words – Sam read books on – motivation, concentration, muscle action, getting traction,good nutrition, grand ambition playing fair, and bike repair.Children would love to look at the illustrations - the artist has done a great job with cartoon-like characters, lots of writing everywhere – the polka dot motifs make you want to touch and feel the texture (its not a touchy-feely book). The illustrations go a long way in putting across the message of the boy’s love for books in the young minds. Lots of favourite books also make their appearance in pictures (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Cat in the Hat). The book is well-intentioned, no doubt about that. Some parents might think that the message comes a bit forced and situations like correcting the doctor’s diagnosis seem far-fetched and unimaginable. Not putting pictures about the boy training well for the race but just reading books extensively on them, (directly shown as the reason he wins the race), is also something that did not augur well with me. In fact, the story of the fantasy giant did not seem as absurd as this. I’d have liked it much more if the message on reading was put across in the story rather than the words popping at you, almost forcibly. And what was that about reading books in the bath-tub, while playing basketball...? Huh?Your baby would love it. That is one primary reason I recommend this book. It celebrates reading and reinforces its importance. ‘Readers win and winners read’ is indeed a powerful message – because reading really can help you. The message does seem to come across as too strong, yet I would not put that as a reason to not introduce the book to your child - just don’t push the book/idea down too hard to inculcate the love for books. [email protected]

  • Shauna
    2019-04-29 16:03

    I wanted to like it a lot more, but the storyline jumped around with five main ideas--being a precocious reader, winning a bike race, helping a giant child get back to his mother, returning stolen toys to girls and boys, and choosing a career. What?! Illustrations of popular books are highlighted. Loved that.

  • Cassidy Reed
    2019-05-08 18:27

    Baby Sam reads his name upon his bed, and instantly believes that he was born to read. Sam soon becomes a reading star. He reads road signs, chore lists, and things at the grocery store. Knowing and loving to read helps Sam through life. One afternoon, a giant Grundaloon came into the town, stealing all of the kids’ toys. Sam then sets out to find the giant. In order to find peace with the giant, Sam takes books for them to read together. Soon, a cargo jet comes to take the giant Grundaloon back to his mommy, and Sam is able to return all of the toys back to the girls and boys. Sam has now become a hero to the children, and everyone believes that readers can do anything.I enjoyed this book because of the humor it has, but also because of its message to the world. I like that the book rhymes and that the pictures are rather large.This would be a good book to use when trying to encourage your students to read. It allows them to know that reading and loving to read teaches you an incredible amount of information and can help you through daily life.

  • Clarissa
    2019-05-19 16:20

    Born to Read by Judy Sierra is a fun filled story full of imagination and bright colorful pictures. From the moment that Sam was a baby, he knew that he was "born to read". His mother patiently fostered his ability through books about "funny cats" and a "caterpillar that gets fat". As Sam grew bigger he was able to read everything, from traffic signs to dictionaries, whatever he found necessary. Not only did reading give Sam great pleasure, but it helped him to be successful in all of his chosen ventures. Even when facing a "giant" obstacle, Sam found a way through books that would solve the problem. The pictures are beautiful and full of color. Although the story makes use of a flowing rhyming scheme, the pictures are the masterpiece of the book. The story is carried along with Sam as he moves from one thing to another, making the reader peruse the pages to see what will happen next. A great book that not only encourages children to read, but plants ideas of the possibilities that are made available through reading.

  • Melba Deoleo
    2019-04-29 15:07

    Born to Read tells us the story of Sam, a little boy who had an enormous love for books and reading. Sam read everywhere, he read in bed, at the mall and even while playing basketball. Not only did Sam read books everywhere he could, he also read a large variety of books like books on concentration, motivation and good nutrition. I would love to use this book as a motivational tool for my students, reading is such an important part of school that it is important to instill good habits into your students. The book has colorful illustrations that many kids can relate to. Lines from the book like " Readers win and winners read" and "yes, readers can do anything" are the type of things that I would like to instill in my students and that this book will help me do. This would be great for a read aloud and can be used in class activities.

  • Leiya
    2019-05-07 15:10

    in the beganing he just opens his eyes and he looks at the leters spelled out on the side of his bed and he can read out that it spells sam and he knew that was his name. But his mother is only showing him picture books one after another. As he grew he he became a reading star... so he says, he can reads sings on the rode and he could read the cans bags and others at the groshry store. He read at all time in all places & all topics. He one day he enterd in a bike race.. all the other racers rowred with laught. He won the race at number one. And one winters night a baby gigant came through town.. he messed with the p;lay ground and the toys. Sam got worryed and gatherd food and books found the baby.. read him storys and made him food and fed it to him. He then grow older and he became famouse and went to space.

  • Julia Jasztal
    2019-04-24 19:23

    Mommy's review from 6/28/10 - This is a really cute book that we found in the library this week. Julia and I both loved it and my favorite part was how the author incorporated the little boys reading into the story. (I'm still trying - desperately - to get Julia more in love with books than cartoons... it's an ongoing process...) Julia's day is filled much like little Sam's, "helping" me to read signs, whether on the road, in a store, etc., counting whenever we find the chance, anything and everything with words and math. She was able to relate because of this. I think if nothing else this could possibly put the idea into a parents head that teaching moments are all over the place just waiting to be taken advantage of.

  • Donna
    2019-04-30 17:06

    A delightful, colorful book about Sam and his love of reading. When the story begins, Sam is a baby and his Mother reads to him all of the time. As Sam grows he continues to read and explores and learns about many topics. The book is written in verse and I loved the way the author used words that rhyme which any primary student can understand. I think this book would be great to use on pre-schoolers. Reading this story and how Sam develops into a smart young man and a good reader proves how much we can help our children by exposing them to literature early in life. As Sam read more and more books he became more optimistic and certain that he could do and be anything!

  • Heidi-Marie
    2019-05-06 18:06

    Occasionally the rhyming felt a little stilted, but overall this is a great book for those who love to read! Made me smile, and I'll definitely want to share. Especially as a couple of parts included real picture books (and made me think of I Hate Picture Books). Must try in storytime. And would be a good one to have on hand for library tours, or outreach visits.1/7/15 Used in my Books & Libraries theme. A little longer than what I usually do, but I read very fast. Not quite a favorite, but they were into it.

  • Peanut
    2019-05-03 17:16

    MOMMY: We received this as a gift for Peanut's 1st birthday. As mommy is a huge reader and dad is a big mountain biker (both featured) we loved this book. I thought that he was a bit young for the amount of text but the rhyming verse and lyrical cadence make it easy to listen to. Pair this with fun, colorful illustrations and this book is a winner.PEANUT: From 1 year old and still now at 3, this book has been a constant first pick for a bedtime story. He never grows tired of it and my guess is that each time he hears it, he understands a bit more.

  • Judi
    2019-04-24 16:03

    Rhyming funny story about a boy , born to read, who reads everywhere. What a great way to teach children how to get books read when they think they have no time. Great quote: "Readers win and winners read." Marc Brown illustrates this book so well, children will appreciate seeing and identifying miniature covers which he copied throughout the book. Readers will learn you can go anyplace in books and finding time to read is a matter of carrying books with you wherever you go.

  • Samantha Hughes
    2019-05-12 19:08

    This book talks about all the classic examples of how reading aloud to young children really make a difference. In the illustrations it shows the mom reading top children's literature books to him as a baby. From then he reads everywhere. Anywhere he goes and he makes it an adventure because books can take you anyplace! I highly suggest reading this to your young kids at home or in the classroom. It could get them very excited about reading!

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2019-05-13 22:09

    If Sierra had stuck to realism in this story in rhyme, I'd have liked it better. But halfway through her realistic story with the terrific message that readers can do anything and go anywhere switches to a fantasy with the introduction of a giant kid. While it's nice that the reader in the story is kind to the giant, the whole second half of the story doesn't make sense to me. A realistic fiction book can smoothly morph into fantasy if done right, but this one wasn't. Disappointing.

  • Zara Younus
    2019-04-30 17:08

    This book is a great way for students to see the benefits of reading, and that it is not bad if you read or like to read. Reading can enhance imagination and help you in almost everything. I would read this book to the students in the beginning of the year when I introduce the reading center and the expectations we have as readers. We would create our reading rules here and how reading is a free, an open opportunity for them to pick up and read.

  • Caroline Petty
    2019-05-15 14:23

    This book is so meaningful to me because it touches on so many things that i have learned in my college of education literacy classes. It emphasizes the fact that reading is so important for us to explore our creativity, imagination, have fun memories and build successful lives. It talks about how early literacy exposure really starts and when we use literacy in ways that we don't normally think about. It really gets you thinking about the beauty and the benefits that reading holds for us.

  • The Brothers
    2019-05-19 14:24

    This starts out as a boy who is literally born to read because he seems to have the ability straight out of the crib. He grows up, reads everything, wins a bike race, etc. And then there's a giant in this otherwise seemingly normal, set-in-the-real-world story. Huh. The moral is little boys (and girls) who read and do anything and go everywhere. But the story just seems to change gears out of nowhere. A little jolting.Illustrations are very average.

  • Tara
    2019-05-20 20:01

    A fun tale about the joys of reading, and the varied places reading and books can take a child. Judy Sierra's rhymes are great fun, and Marc Brown's illustrations are lively and bright. This series of vignettes about Sam's reading adventures are entertaining for a child who loves to read, but also just might be the ticket to encourage a more skeptical child to give the joys of reading a chance.

  • Boni
    2019-04-26 22:28

    Wow- Judy Sierra's rhyme and meter get more sublime with each book. However, the plot on this one is all over the place and honestly, makes no sense. I am totally on board with a book about empowerment through reading books, but it still needs to make sense. If, however, you don't think about what is actually happening plot-wise and just flow along with the rhyme, you'll have a bouncing-good time!

  • Callie Rose Tyler
    2019-05-19 18:10

    First off I love the references to other children's books including the illustrator Marc Brown's character, Arthur.Brown's pictures in this books are different from Arthur, but very vibrant and colorful, good for read aloud.A fantastic message about the value of reading.Edged on being a little too scattered of a story, needs better organization, and almost became heavy handed with the message.

  • Lizzie
    2019-04-25 15:22

    Well, this plot went places I didn't expect it to go. I thought I was reading a story about a little biblio-wunderkid but all the sudden a giant arrives in town. I like the bits about early literacy skills in the beginning, and all the kid friendly/ recognizable books in the illustrations. But it seemed all over the place and too broad.

  • Alena
    2019-05-16 19:22

    Great read-aloud for encouraging children to read. Possibly use for beginning of the school year or Read Across America Week. Mentions these other books within the story: Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Cat in the Hat, and Arthur. Also briefly ties into professions and Jack and the Beanstalk. PK-2nd grade

  • Karla
    2019-04-28 15:19

    A cute rhyming read for younger school-age kids about the power of reading. A little long to do in a preschool storytime, in my opinion, but definitely a good read-aloud for a library class visit! Sam is born knowing how to read and uses his skills in a variety of ways, finally rescuing the town from the clutches of a spoiled baby giant and proving the value of being a reader.

  • Denise
    2019-05-21 19:05

    I think this would be fun to read to an early elementary group especially during a school visit promoting the library/reading etc. It's also a good one-on-on book for preschool children ages 4 & 5. The beginning of the book is a great example of early literacy in action; reading to babies, print awareness and print motivation!