Bob Books Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
January 13, 2010
276 Comments
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I love Scholastic books and have discovered a wonderful set of books for children called Bob Books. I received a set of My First Bob Books from Scholastic and found them to be educational and adorable! There are two different sets making up the My First Bob Books Set, including Pre-Reading Skills and the Alphabet.

In the Pre-Reading Skills Set, Sally the Circle and her friends introduce important skills that help prepare your child to begin reading.  Your child will follow the adventures of Sally, Seth, and Tanner as they do the following:

  • Identifying basic shapes in preparation for letter recognition
  • Sorting, classifying and symbol identification to build important problem-solving skills
  • Recognizing simple patterns to create awareness of letter groups and sight words
  • Sequencing to strengthen the ability to predict how stories flow

The Parent Guide offers additional activities, games and tips designed to support new concepts and build a foundation for reading.  The Pre-Reading Skills Set includes 12 books, 12 pages each.

In the Alphabet Set, familiar animal friends will introduce the 26 letters of the alphabet to your child.  Your child will enjoy these playful stories that will teach them the following:

  • Realizing that written language represents spoken language
  • Learning the names of the letters
  • Realizing that letters represent sounds
  • Learning which letters represent which sounds

Hidden pictures challenge kids to find objects with featured sounds and the Parent Guide offers additional teaching tips and activities to support kids’ growth and build confidence.  The set includes 12 books, 12 pages each.

The books are small, lightweight, and easy to read.  Your kids will enjoy Bob Books and learn while they read!

2 lucky readers on The Mommy-Files will each win a My First Bob Books Set (including Pre-Reading Skills and the Alphabet)!!!

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I received a My First Bob Books Set from Scholastic to review so I could write this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

276 Responses to “Bob Books Review & Giveaway”

  1. Rosanne says:

    I like the Bob Books Set 5- Long Vowels

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  8. Linda Kish says:

    They have Listen and Read book series with books and CD’s to help kids learn to read.

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  10. Cathy says:

    Was already considering these books. Long Words looks good too.

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  15. Jill L says:

    Also love the Sight Words books.

  16. sandra says:

    we could use the Bob Books Set 5- Long Vowels

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  18. beth shepherd says:

    I also like the Books #9-12 + Cd (Bob Books Set 1 Bind-up)
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  25. denise says:

    I like the books set 5 long vowels, but we would have to start with set one because my guys are just starting to read. This would be so perfect!

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  28. jennifer says:

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  34. Sylvia says:

    I like the Bob Books Set 3
    Word Families

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  50. The Gosfam says:

    I love that it is a Step-by-Step program. I can use the first books with my 3 yr old NOW, and the other stages with my 6 yr old. Reading is so important. I would love these to help with learning in our house.

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  55. Sue says:

    I love Bob books. I’ve been using them with my older three boys for years and I’d love to use these with my youngest.
    I’d also like the Listen and Read 1 set.

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    Bob Books Sight Words • Kindergarten would be useful for my oldest

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  97. Sarah Coulsey says:

    This is great. Perfect for my son. I really want the alphabet set, but the Bob Books Set 3- Word Families looks good too.

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  104. DEBBIE STANTON says:

    Another product I like is the Bob Books Set 2-Advancing Beginners.

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  137. I would like to try the Bob Books Set 5- Long Vowels. It’s so hard to teach vowels!

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    I think the Bob Listen & Read would be great for the grandkids to have during our reading time. Their grandpa listen to books on CD sometimes so they would feel like they were just like him!

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  158. Sharon A says:

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  168. Terri Dell says:

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    BOB Books Set 4 – Compound Words!

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  193. Sherri B. says:

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  194. Rosey says:

    How neat that they break the different series down into things such as long vowels, pre-reading, etc. The item that most interests me is the Sight Words-Kindergarten, coming out this year.

    Thank you!

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    I love how the Listen & Read Series incorporates a book and CD, I think my son would benefit from this.

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  205. kathy pease says:

    i also like the Bob Books Set 4
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