Joy Cowley Books Review and Giveaway

Recently I was contacted by Hameray Publishing to review some of Joy Cowley's books, which I received free to read and review. At the same time, they are also holding their annual giveaway, which I will get to later. For now, I want to focus on some of the fun new characters Joy Cowley has  for your students to enjoy.

Many of you know of Mrs.Wishy Washy, but Joy Cowley has written so many more fun books with some new characters as the stars. You can check them out {here}, but I am going to focus on the two characters I received.

A big welcome to Hairy Bear!

I read Hairy Bear on the Roof with my daughter the other night. Actually, my just turned 5-year-old daughter began by "reading" it to me. The pictures did a great job telling the story that she told the story with ease. Here she is "telling me the story".

We both loved the repetitive lines in the story that she could actually read. In the other Hairy Bear books, the rhyme and repetition are perfect for beginning readers. She was actually able to recognize the words "yes" and "no" by the end of the story! 

I also loved that even though it is a beginning reader, the plot of the story has something real to it. All of the books had a great story and lesson that kids will love.

And another big welcome to Miniboy!

Miniboy lives in a mousehole with Mousie. In each of the books, he goes on an adventure in or around the house. We read Miniboy in Danger, which she also tried to read to me. 

In each of the books, there is a clear problem that Miniboy must face, but he is able to overcome it with some help from Mousie. Kids will enjoy these books too as they go on adventures with Miniboy and Mousie. The more challenging text helps readers grow into more fluent readers.

One thing I LOVE about these books is that the back page includes teaching points for teachers and parents. It makes understanding what to do with the text easy for everyone.

All of these books are so much fun, and it was great to meet some new characters! Now, it's your turn to join the fun! Hameray Publishing is holding its Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway! Here is what you can win by entering through this {link} or the picture below.

I would so love to win all of these books! They are so amazing and fun too! Enter and share! The contest closes on April 13, so hurry and enter!

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