The Reading Bug... and How You Can Help

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Penguin Group Australia, Mar 3, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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This new edition of the bestselling guide contains a supplementary chapter, plus fully updated booklists.

'No matter where they go, children lost in books will always find their way home.'

Your child deserves the best reading teacher in the world. And the one person who will read more than anyone else to help your child learn to read... is you.

In this clear and humour-filled guide, Paul Jennings cuts through the jargon and the controversies to show every parent practical and effective ways for helping their child to catch the reading bug.

This legendary children's author has spent years teaching, lecturing, writing and parenting. Now you can benefit from his advice.

In this book:

  • brilliant booklists for your child - now updated and expanded
  • the whole reading experience explained
  • great cartoons and anecdotes
  • supplementary chapter on the special reading needs of boys

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Review: The Reading Bug: And How You Can Help Your Child To Catch It

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Easy to read, inspiring and practical. Parents are the best people to teach children to read, and you don't even need to teach, you just need to surround your child with reading and writing. Very affirming, and lists of great books to use. Read full review

Review: The Reading Bug: And How You Can Help Your Child To Catch It

User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

So wonderfully informative. Love Paul Jennings Read full review

About the author (2008)

The Paul Jennings phenomenon began with the publication of Unreal! in 1985. Since then, readers all around the world have devoured his books.

Paul Jennings has written over one hundred stories and has been voted 'favourite author' over forty times by children in Australia, winning every children's choice award. The toprating TV series Round the Twist and Driven Crazy are based on a selection of his enormously popular short-story collections such as Unseen! which was awarded the 1999 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Children's Book. In 1995 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature and was awarded the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 2001. Paul has sold more than 8 million books worldwide.


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