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Thank you for visiting Sillybooks. We are constantly striving to make this a better website for your children. We appreciate your comments about our books and website in general. We’d love to hear from you. Email: RogerCarr@SillyBooks.Net
Here’s what other parents and educators are saying about Sillybooks:
Ann Logsdon of About.com (Learning Disabilities) says:
Every now and then I stumble upon a website that simply floors me. SillyBooks.net is just such a site. Created by Roger Carr, this site includes wonderfully illustrated stories that include animation, voice reading along with visually highlighted text, puzzles, games, music and more. You can even submit your child's stories for consideration to be published on the site. It will be a source of delight for hours for elementary aged children and the tween set. Overall, the design of this site is excellent and wonderfully accessible for students with learning disabilities in reading. Check out SillyBooks.net with your child. Tuesday April 15, 2008
And in the “American Teacher.” The American Federation of Teachers monthly newsletter:
KIDS, GET PUBLISHED Children ages 4 and up are invited to participate in the SillyBooks.net Children’s Book Writing Contest. The competition offers young authors a chance to have their stories published as animated books or cartoons and displayed online at http://www.sillybooks.net. One winning entry is chosen each month between September 2006 and May 2007. Submitted books should be no more than 300 words; entries may be either fiction or nonfiction. Monthly winners receive a $25 cash prize, and a $200 grand-prize winner will be announced in September 2007.
What a brilliant, gorgeous series! (And I love your Fungul – he looks extremely erudite.)
Kids should get heaps of pleasure from these, while learning about words and language and music and art. Professional Editor
I let my little grand niece, who is 4, play on your website the other week when I was in San Antonio; she enjoyed it immensely. After a couple of hours I had to tell her my computer was not working to get her away. Unnamed
That’s a great website! I played some games, did a few puzzles and really loved the “A is Adorable” song. That’s the kind of song kids get in their little heads and sing over and over again...the kind of song we loved when the kids were little. I forwarded the page to my kids who, at 16 and 19, still love to color and learn goofy kids songs. It’s always good to have an arsenal of entertainment options when little kids live in the neighborhood!!!!!! Unnamed
We just checked out your new venture, SillyBooks.Net and love it! My five-year-old and I were mesmerized by the story The Blue-Lined Socks. We are having such fun checking out the stories. Are all the books free to view indefinitely? I know a lot of moms who would love this site. Unnamed
Editor's note: Yes. These books are free to view indefinitely.
The students enjoy your site and love sending their writing to you. I made it an extra activity, so everything the students submit increases the amount of writing they do. My students love to write, but your site gave them the audience they needed to encourage that writing beyond the classroom.
Primary Teacher 5 November, 2006
Please find the attached story written by my daughter, age 8. She had a great time writing her story and was especially challeneged to keep it under 300 words. It was such a valuable writing lesson- how to keep the main idea and tone of her story while using less words. What fun!
Please bring this song back (Let's Go on a Safari). Our kids love it. Thanks.
What a totally cute website. Great way to use technology! Thanks! E**** just woke up, I will have her hear and see the September story. 12 November, 2006
I've never made a request to use a story I've found on the internet in the classroom before, mostly because I've never found a story I'd like to use. I'm unsure of the protocol to even make this request.
I love the website and some of the stories and songs you've featured. I've been unable to find this story in book form. Is it available for purchase?
Also, I teach Reader's Theater to grades ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade in a Title I school in Miramar, Florida. Title I is a designation for economically disadvantaged.
I would love to do Little Owl's Adventure in my classroom as a puppet show. It definitely would not be for profit, and although I'd love to have it performed for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTA) meeting, I'd understand if you didn't want it used at such a public forum, even with full credit.
Would it be possible for me to do this story as a play, as long as I introduce the children to your site and give you full credit for the story. I'd like to have the children say the words, to rhythm, using a owl, baby owl, weasel and beetle puppet. They would love it, they already love the story. Please let me know the proper way to go about this, I do love your site.
Elementary Teacher, December, 2006
And of course we said yes! (and no fee).
I love your website, how amazing, I have never seen anything like it before. I work in closely with our local school and will show them your site, I think they will be very interested in it. Well done, it's terrific, I felt like waking my son up to show him tonight!
Parent, August, 2007
The people who have written the testimonials above have all asked not to have their names published. If you would add to this list which we would appreciate we will respect your privacy in the same way should you so desire.
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