Lola Reads to Leo

CELEBRATE FAMILY LITERACY MONTH! FOR THE WEEKEND, share this fun title with your child! 

Lola Reads To Leo is appropriate for children 2-6.
Lola Reads to Leo book cover image

Lola Reads To Leo written by Anna McQuinn and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw is the sweet story of Lola welcoming her new baby brother Leo. She gets ready for his arrival by reading books with her mommy and daddy about brothers and sisters and by picking out which books she would like to give to him. When Leo does arrive, he cries a lot: in the bath, when he’s hungry, when he’s tired; and he keeps their mommy and daddy very busy. She helps her mommy and daddy by reading Leo stories when he cries. And even though her mommy and daddy are very busy with the new baby, they are never too busy to read Lola her own stories. 

Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Retelling:
As you read through Lola Reads to Leo, take time to ask your child questions about the details in the story. What is happening first, how does Lola get ready for the new baby, what happens when the baby arrives? Once you have read through the story, ask your child to read the story to you. Let them hold the book and turn the pages. If they stumble or seem to struggle give them a prompt but otherwise let them lead the way!

Do this with your child:
Lola loves books and seems to have one to address each of her baby brother’s needs. If you have books at home, look through them with your child. See if they can find which ones might help baby Leo or see which ones they choose as their favorites! Make sure to ask them why.

If you’re interested in sharing Lola Reads To Leo with your child you can find it from Charlesbrige Publishing here

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