On the blog Reading to Isaac, the mom of Isaac, a young reluctant reader, chronicles his path to literacy. She recently posted a wonderful piece of the power of the TOON Books:
There is something about a graphic novel or comic-type book that makes reading seem more enjoyable. I was always a little hesitant to bring home graphic novels from the library for my son, Isaac, because I didn’t want him to get used to reading that way and prefer it. But I found a set of graphic novels perfect for the preschool reader by Toon Books….My son took to Benny and Penny in Just Pretend so much that he had it memorized and basically was able to read it on his own after several read-throughs with me. It was really the first book he conquered on his own. We ended up buying it for him to celebrate.
It’s always wonderful to hear accounts of children newly eager to read when they get their hands on a TOON title. Thank you, Isaac’s mom, for sharing your son’s story!