Sometimes I forget how beginning reader books can just be so cute. I tend to always think that they can't be a fun book. Today's book is a perfect example of a "teaching" book that is fun to read.
Happy Halloween, Mittens (My First I Can Read) by Lola M. Schaefer and illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung is a really sweet new book about a little kitten who keeps getting in the way of Halloween preparations. Even though it is meant to help children learn to read I think it make a sweet read aloud for any child. This is a great new character for kids to love and learn with. The illustrations are precious but not too sappy and the story really speaks to kids.