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The Last Game – An UnderCover Start-to-Read! Book from School Zone
Discover what’s under the cover! This learn-to-read adventure is packed with surprises. Every child loves story time. With School Zone’s exciting UnderCover format, kids can hear a story and follow along, read a story, sing songs, or play a game.
The Last Game builds suspense and action, as a dramatic, tie-breaking baseball game unfolds, and boys and girls on the two teams make their best plays. This sensory-rich, self-directed learning experience is the ideal solution for “read to me!” and “let me do it myself” moments. Kids can turn on and off the “Read to me” and “Turn pages” settings, and within the story, highlighted words help them follow along. Intended as a next step after Levels 1 and 2 introduction to reading, this Level 3 storybook from the Start to Read! series features controlled vocabulary, simple sentence patterns, and rhyming words. Plus, it’s packed with charming surprises. Find a musical baseball helmet and tap it to play one of two fun songs, “A Beautiful Day at the Ballpark” and “Back in the Game” and sing along with the onscreen lyrics. Tap the sparkling baseball, and it launches a pinball baseball game that tracks scores and enters the player’s high score in the Hall of Fame. All done playing? Return to the story where it left off!
• Musical baseball helmet plays two story-themed, sing-along songs
• Lyric screens reinforce reading and memorization
• Sparkling baseball opens game at any time
• Score tracking and game Hall of Fame
• On/off Read-to-Me audio
• On/off Turn Pages for Me
• Memorable story line and main characters
• Introduces 45-150 new words
• Relies on core words, rhymes, and repetition
• eye-hand coordination
• fine motor skills
Written by: James Hoffman
Illustrated by: Mick Reid
Narrated by: Tim Brown
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