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Stories + Puzzles = Reading Success! Highlights Puzzle Readers offer an innovative approach to learning to read that integrates puzzles and stories to develop motivated, confident readers.
Nick and his robot pal Nack love to build things. As they build a birdhouse in this Level 1 Highlights Puzzle Reader, kids can find supplies in Hidden Pictures scenes that double as picture support for the simple story text, which is full of repeated words. With bonus craft directions, Nick and Nack Build a Birdhouse will appeal to junior makers who are just discovering reading.
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About the Author
Brandon Budzi is a children's book editor. As a child, Brandon loved reading, doing puzzles, and making crafts out of anything and everything he could find. He's delighted to still be doing all those things as an adult.
Adam Record is an illustrator and designer who lives in Utah with his family. He is the illustrator of the Little Dinos series, the Marvin Redpost series, and Even Superheroes Have to Sleep. Adam has been doodling since he was a kid, and he's inspired by old children's books and vintage posters. Visit him at http://www.adamrecord.com/.
“Clever Nick and Nack eat a lot of ice pops then use their popsicle sticks to build a birdhouse. Help them find the materials they need by searching for the hidden objects. I’m impressed with the combination of an interesting story with a diverse main character, the interactive hidden pictures, and the integration to STEM concepts.” - Melissa Taylor, Imagination Soup
“Highlights new Puzzle Readers pair the iconic seek and find activities from the publication with new, age-appropriate leveled reader books. The new series offers original stories and engaging puzzles that will get littles excited to read. With two new books for both level one and level two readers, your budding learning will have plenty of content to keep them engaged” -Red Tricycle
“This series is very useful for teaching young readers how to read and to enjoy reading. It is also teaches the young reader how to retell the story, summarize what happened and sequencing. The illustrations are eye catching, colorful and entertaining (searching for specific pictures on each page). The series is on point teaching the children to read and comprehend the text. It is a great way for parents to introduce more complex stories to their young readers.” –National Parenting Product Awards
“Highlights Puzzle Readers combines stories with activities like finding the hidden objects in the middle of a story. This raises the level of fun interactivity and brings the reading experience to a whole new level…These books motivate your child to continue to develop their early reading skills…The stories are fun and exciting to both boys and girls, and the pictures are bright and colorful. They are also a great size – not too big and not too small but ideal to take in the car or on a trip. Finally, the price of these books makes them almost impossible to resist.” -The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval