“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Lulu’s Wild Party. Written by Paula Blankenship, Illustrated by Larry Reinhart. Treasure Bay, Inc., c. 2008.
Reading Level: 140L
Synopsis: It’s Lulu’s birthday in this rhyming “We both Read” book. The advanced reader reads the left page, and the early reader reads the right page that contains sight words. LuLu is excited about her birthday, but it begins to rain. How will Lulu’s party still be fun? The rain makes this party wild and a time that Lulu, her friends, and the reader will not forget!
Rationale for classroom use: Good introduction to reading sight words in a story format as well as connecting word sounds (rhyming).
Common Core Connection: Reading Foundation skills, ie., print concepts, phonological awareness of rhyming words, and fluency.