Bringing Up Bookmonsters - by Amber Ankowski & Andy Ankowski (Paperback)

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Education
Publisher: Experiment
Author: Amber Ankowski & Andy Ankowski
Language: English
Street Date: May 11, 2021
TCIN: 82263816
UPC: 9781615195862
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-3371
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

A playful guide for parents on how to nurture their distracted, plugged-in child into a voracious reader and fill in their educational gaps at home, rooted in developmental psychology

Book Synopsis

The no-stress, ferociously fun way to raise a kid who loves to read--complete with reading recommendations and activities to inspire!

Teaching your child to read is monstrously important, and there's no better way to do it than with everyday opportunities for laughter and play. Bringing Up Bookmonsters is full of fun ways to build literacy at home--no flashcards or timers required! Feed your budding bookmonster's brain as you:

  • Turn storytime into playtime to build comprehension.
  • Get giggling with games and jokes that reinforce spelling.
  • Converse at family meals with varied vocabulary.
  • Satisfy your bookmonster's cravings with books they are sure to devour!
These tips and many more make it easy to help your child develop an insatiable appetite for reading--and have a tremendously good time doing it!

Review Quotes

"A delightful guide to instilling a love of reading in children. . . . For parents looking to bolster literacy, these encouraging tips will feel like an easy-to-follow treasure map."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Author

Amber Ankowski earned her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she extensively studied children's language development. Her research has been published in academic journals including Child Development Research, Infant and Child Development, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition. She teaches psychology at UCLA and lives in LA.

Andy Ankowski studied creative writing while obtaining his BA in English at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently an award-winning advertising copywriter and creative director who specializes in explaining complex products and services in simple - and often laugh-out-loud funny - ways. He lives in LA.

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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
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1 recommendations

Informative and funny...great gift for baby showers and new parents!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mom of Three - 11 months ago
I adored this book! I bought it for myself when we had our third baby, who is much (gulp) younger than her older siblings. With a new baby and two older kids, I appreciated that this book was written in easy-to-digest chapters and sections. It made it fun AND EASY to read, and I could absorb snippets between naps/demands for food. It's also got a lot of humor, so it doesn't feel "dry" like some parenting books. Bookmonsters has great advice for helping kids love books and learn to read, why reading at a young age is important, and even suggestions for books for your kiddos to read. I totally winged it with my older kids, so it was good for me to read this now, seeing a few things I could do differently with the baby. I've bought a couple of these baby-shower gifts, too. It goes really well with a few board books...books for baby and books for the parents! No lie, my older kids saw this and now proclaim themselves "Bookmonsters" when I tell them it's time to stop reading.
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