Monday, June 20, 2011

Bookmaking: Cars 2 Emergent Reader

We have explored books about cars several times in the past. Here are some transportation themed books I've shared previously as well as some that were shared by Brimful Curiosities and Nursery Rhymes and Fun Times.

After watching an advance screening of Cars 2 on Saturday, I decided it would be fun to make a Cars 2 book just for Logan to add to our transportation themed collection.

Using Disneys Cars stickers, we created this book. (If you don't have any Cars stickers, check out this free Radiator Springs Playset, the car pieces would probably fit perfectly in a book. I'm going to print one out and make a playset out of it too-- super cute!)

For our book, I wrote  a simple sentence on each page.
 Logan placed the correct sticker on each page.
We then read our book together:

As you can see, he wasn't exactly "reading" the story as written. Since he's only three, I was pretty stoked that he was turning pages, looking left to right, and approximating a story that made sense.
However, if he was an emergent reader, I'd probably grab his little hand, and read it with him while I pointed to the text. (You know, while I held the camera, lol).
Some other ideas for text are:
I see a...
This is...
Here is...
If you have an early reader, consider using sight words that your child is working on to create a personalized reading experience.

There is also a free printable emergent reader about racecars at Making Learning Fun.

I'm linking this up:

Kid Konnection at Booking Mama
Book Sharing Monday at Smiling Like Sunshine

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a Cars 2 prize pack.


  1. What a great idea to make your own book!

  2. What a lovely idea. I like how you made your own book - so personal. Will have to give this a try!

  3. You never fail to impress me with your ideas. Btw, how was Cars 2? My kids are asking to see it.

  4. You are so smart -- what a great idea! Booking Son is so looking forward to this movie!

  5. Very cute idea! I am curious to see when Logan will start reading for real. He definitely has left to right tracking down pat. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

  6. I love this idea :)Many thanks for linking up to Book Sharing Monday and please come back tomorrow :)