Miguel was so excited when I showed him the invitation to the Fabumouse Trade Launch of Geronimo Stilton Academy. So when we arrived at Powerbooks Greenbelt 4 he asked me to take a photo of him right there and then.
Honestly I am clueless about Geronimo Stilton books. We are just starting to build our mini library for Miguel and what we have are picture books. As I was listening to the talk of Teacher Jane, The Geronimo Stilton Academy Comprehension Pawbooks are intended for bigger kids. So I asked myself if Miguel would be interested because he is only 3 and he might get bored with Geronimo.
And we are so lucky we won a set of Geronimo Stilton books (10 books) and it was easy for me to understand what the Pawbooks are all about.
After two weeks of introducing Geronimo to my son I am surprised with his response. He loves Geronimo Stilton and his current favorite is The Christmas Toy Factory. For some reasons he always brings it with him whenever we go out. At first I thought he will never be interested because it might be too early. But he listens very carefully whenever I read to him his favorite story.
He is so fascinated with the illustrations and always asked questions like, “Nanay what’s inside the big box?”, “Where is Finland Nanay?”, “Do I get a surprise from Santa Claus on Christmas?” I like the books because it catches my son’s attention and motivated him to listen. It’s a great tool to introduce reading easily. This is a good start because we are planning to home school our son.
Okay so here are my thoughts on the workbooks.
The Geronimo Stilton Academy Comprehension and Vocabulary Pawbooks
Kids will love these books. It’s carefully lay-out, the fonts are little bit bigger than the usual workbooks. The colorful fonts add up to kid’s excitement while the illustrations entice kids to read more.
The activity for each unit is short, simple and it’s not intimidating at all. The excerpt from the Geronimo Stilton titles challenges the kids’ curiosity. Chances are your kids (and parents too!) want to read the whole story and you will buy the entire set.
I wish these books were published 20 years ago. When I was still in school my father bought us a big fat dictionary with vocabulary lessons. It was all text heavy in small fonts that makes me wants to sleep and forget English lessons. Now I am so relieved to discover these set of books because it’s easier not only for my son to learn but for myself to teach him in a less intimidating manner.
The Geronimo Stilton books are available at National Bookstore and PowerBooks for Php285 each. While the The Geronimo Stilton Academy Vocabulary Pawbooks and The Geronimo Stilton Academy Comprehension Pawbooks retails at Php229 each.