Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cobweb the Cat, Beehive Reader #1



All About Spelling was one of the vendors last year who taught me that I sometimes overlook gems due to pre-conceived notions.  Despite my initial resistance to its workbook appearance, we ended up really enjoying All About Spelling.  So when I heard that this year we would be reviewing their new reader, I should have expected more than I did.  I admit to being rather blase' about the idea, until the package came in the mail.

The Beehive Reader (now known as Cobweb the Cat) is a beautiful, hardbound book that drew us in from the first moment.  My eight year old immediately claimed it, sat down on the couch, and read the entire book.  Now, I admit that this is below his reading level, but he enjoyed the stories and illustrations so much that he read it again.  And again.  After three times through, I was finally able to get a look at it myself.


I found it charming.  The stories are simple, as most readers must be, but they were enough to captivate my son.  The illustrations are black and white drawings and are really delightful.  The book is a solid, glossy hardcover that should stand up to multiple readings.  I'm impressed by a reader.  See, I learn things every year I review!


The photos speak for themselves, don't they?  I think even Charlotte Mason herself may have approved.  If she wouldn't, don't tell me.  Allow me to dwell in my bliss.  But I think she would, no twaddle here!

The Beehive Reader 1 is available for $19.95 and as there is that little number 1 there in the title, I hope that means there is more to come!




*Disclosure: I received this product at no cost for review purposes.  If you'd like to read more reviews of this product, check out the TOS Crew site.*


1 comment:

Nikki said...

Charming is exactly how I described this reader too. I think the stories are good and not cheesy, and the illustrations are well...charming.

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