Great story that captured the heart of my son.
Old Yeller was the best character. Although he had no spoken lines, he was the heart of the story. He displayed loyalty, courage and love and even some comic relief and a touch of mischief.
For a child with dyslexia, the reader adds support as he reads along with the story. My son would not have experienced the story at all without the support of the reader. He would not have had the confidence to read a book of that length without the audio.
The only thing that kept my son from reading/listening in one sitting was bed time.
Paulsen is an amazing writer and his story captured the attention of my 9 year old son...which is not an easy thing to do!
It is much harder, it seems to find books for boys that do not include magic or sci fi. I love both but they do not interest my son. This book was much more realistic to a boy who is more impressed with a boy who can survive on his on with a hatchet than with a wand.
Good inflection and intonation.
It was definitely worth the listening time.
My only problem was that I thought I was purchasing the text as well as the audio. My son has dyslexia so we purchase books above his reading level with audio so that he can follow along. This gives him a higher interest level book and helps build his reading confidence. This was just the audio with no text. Totally my fault, but I wish there was a notice that said it was just audio.
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