Brian P. Cleary
Brian P. Cleary author
  The Nice Mice in the Rice: A Long Vowel Sounds Book
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by Jason Miskimin
Millbrook Press / Lerner
  preschool to grade 2
  Also available from the publisher as a multi-user e-book, interactive book, and AudiseeĀ® eBook with Audio
Sounds Like Reading
Teaching Guide
The Nice Mice in the Rice: A Long Vowel Sounds Book

Come along with me and learn all about reading!

Brian P. Cleary’s wacky sentences and Jason Miskimins’s colorful art will make phonics fun!


“Cleary does a masterful job of explaining such potentially dry topics as ‘long vowel sounds with consonant digraphs’ and ‘inflectional endings’ by using comic, incongruous situations to get his point across … In his introduction, Cleary states that: ‘The bridge to literacy is one of the most important we will ever cross. It is my hope that the ‘Sounds Like Reading’ series will help young readers to hop, gallop, and skip from one side to the other!’ Mission accomplished.” (School Library Journal)

“Cleary’s imaginative, often humorous text and Miskimins’ vibrant cartoon-like digital illustrations featuring animals and children make this a standout reading primer that is also well suited for English-language learners.” (Booklist)

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