Herman's Horrible Day (a collection of 30 read-aloud bedtime stories)

Herman's Horrible Day (a collection of 30 read-aloud bedtime stories)

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This collection includes stories about riddle-crazed merchants & toilet paper telescopes, hippos with frogs in their throats & teachers with frogs in their pants, mystery-solving detectives & daring hero monsters. There are fairies & swamp monsters, aliens and reindeer... a little something for everyone! - - - Knowonder! Publishing brings you a special collection of read-aloud stories designed by experts to drive literacy through research-backed stories and methods. The single-most important factor in determining a child’s success in life (socially, mentally & economically) boils down to just one thing - literacy. And the best way to create a literate child? With read-aloud stories. Every day.
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Our Stories

This is a collection of knowonder! Read-Aloud stories.

Read-aloud stories and picture books are very different from each other. They are both needed, but they provide very different benefits. (learn more on www.knowonder.com)

Consider these key benefits of read-aloud stories:

  • Listening skills are built
  • concentration improves as children learn to sit still and focus
  • comprehension and understanding of events (cause and effect relationships) is enhanced
  • imagination is actively exercised as children imagine the scenes, characters and worlds the words create
  • vocabulary is increased as children discover new words
  • a child’s ability to guess meanings of new words grows
  • children become more confident because they know they are cared for and loved and becuase they can express their thoughts and needs
  • children are better-enabled to make friends and good relationships because their communication skills are increased
  • learning in all subjects becomes much easier because the brain is literally being wired to learn and take in new information
  • family bonds are strengthened and reinforced, creating an atmosphere of love, trust and communication in the home which will last a lifetime

While it can be said that many of these benefits come from picture books, most of them are developed much better, faster, and deeper with read-aloud stories. When you consider the sum-total of all these benefits, it’s easy to see why reading to your child every day from birth is the single-most important thing a parent can do to ensure a child’s success in life.

Designed by Experts

The knowonder! story collections have been designed by literacy experts and educators specifically to enable, enhance and promote daily family reading from a young age. The books make it easy and fun for parents to read to kids every day!

Each story is written by professional children’s writers from around the world giving you and your child insight into many different ideas, people, cultures and more, thoughts, experiences and more.

Stories in this volume:

  1. Herman's Horrible Day
  2. Bungling Lulu
  3. The Bean Curd Beauty
  4. He Digs Candy
  5. Delia & the Other Beanstalk
  6. Miss Rosencrantz Had a Frog in Her Pants
  7. Kabungo’s Grandpa, Part I - by Rolli
  8. Kabungo’s Grandpa, Part II - by Rolli
  9. Teena and Trevor Save Donna Dingle
  10. Toilet Paper Telescope
  11. Mei Ling’s Scents of Adventure
  12. Starlight and Pondweed
  13. Pink Boots
  14. The Tooth Fairy and the Sandman
  15. Crocodiles Don’t Have Hair
  16. The Snow Ball
  17. Dark Chocolate
  18. Mrs. Tuddlehumper’s Birthday Party
  19. The Little Cloud That Cried
  20. Galloping Galoshes Grandma!
  21. The Chocolate Cake Bait
  22. Following Mr. Bandoofernen
  23. The Adventures of Shooz and Sox
  24. Jessica Doubt
  25. Cloogurt’s Mysterious Find
  26. Queensicle
  27. Mia’s Swamp Song
  28. Hippytoe Gets a Frog in Her Throat
  29. How Harris and Grace Saved Their House
  30. The Oh! Zone
  31. Tree of Knowledge