K. Bolger, author. B. Hodson, illustrator. Harper, 2016.

Fun with Ed and FredWith his trademark humour throughout and a hilarious, surprise ending, Bolger continues to prove that learning to read can be fun. Make that a hoot. Early readers join Ed and Fred’s adventures on land, sea and sky, sneakily learning the fifty-three most common sight words along the way (yes, 53!).

Coupled with Hodson’s clean, expressive illustrations, FUN WITH ED AND FRED is a very welcome addition to my 6 year-old’s home reading program. Repetition is key to building her confidence at this stage, and repeat we do. With Ed and Fred, I am certain we will still be discovering new nuggets of entertainment at our tenth read . . . the same cannot be said for the pony books we have thus far been suffering through!

You can look for this book at the library (yup, there are 7 sight words in this sentence). Imagine your child’s confidence when they learn all 53.

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