Secret Wish by Shelley DavidowJalmer Press
This adventure story is the final Chapter book in this series of Early Readers. Josh discovers that his favorite characters (a tiny boy and girl) have escaped the pages of his book and are alive and real in his room. What follows is a series of adventures, mischief and mishaps as the two tiny kids make Josh part of their world. Sliding slugs, crazy crickets and darting fish are quite a challenge to the two characters and to Josh, who often has to come to the rescue and who ultimately finds himself being written into his favorite book. This book focuses on the consonant blends of qu, she, th, wh, gl, pl, sl, bl, pl, gr, tr, and more. Suggested for Grades 3-4. About the Phonetic Readers: The first set of six readers, “The Early Reader Series,” uses simple words that the early reader will easily grasp. The words have been carefully chosen by a reading specialist to help students advance from the short vowels, to the silent “e”, to the vowel combinations. “The Secret Pet” is the first chapter book in this series. It’s a continuation of the phonetically-based principles that focus on the phonetic vowel teams such as ea, ie, oe, ue, digraphs, open and closed syllables, and more. “The Secret Door” is the second chapter book in this series. It continues with the phonetically-based principles that focus on ar, or, er, ir, ur, oo, ou, ow, oi, oy, au, aw, and ea words. The final chapter book in this series, “The Secret Wish”, focuses on the consonant blends of qu, she, th, wh, gl, pl, sl, ble, pl, gr, tr, and others.