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Book Review/Giveaway: I Hate to Read! Ends June 16th

I Hate Books

I Hate to Read by Rita Marshall and Etienne Delessert

About the Book: Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a little boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own. Reissued here with a text crafted for even younger readers, I Hate to Read! won the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award upon its original publication.


Pages: 32

Ages: 5 and up



My Review: Have you tried to get your child to read and they just want to do other things like play video games? Well, meet Victor Dickens a stubborn boy who wear his helmet when skateboarding, combs his hair for the class picture, like to share with his dog, Page. He is good in math and science but fails in ABCs. Victor just hates reading.

So why he was pretending to read while watching Television, some characters started to crawl out of the book. First it was a crocodile in a white coat asking him to jump into his pocket. It’s time to read said the crocodile, it’s story time. But Victor told him that he hate to read. And that’s how his adventure started with each character from the book giving Victor an invitations to encourage him to read. With each adventures, Victor started to find reading interesting as he read each page, he just hated the story to come to an end. This will be a great addition to the school and home library.


FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Gone Reading International in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.



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Giveaway Ends June 16th, 2015

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May 29, 2015 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , ,


  1. This would be a very interesting book to get my 3 year old Grandson interested in reading….He is easily distracted!!

    Comment by Ronda Garnett | May 29, 2015 | Reply

  2. Young children may hate to read because they don’t get the exposure to the wonderful experiences reading brings. A little patience and reading to children goes a long way to helping change their minds. Reluctant readers may blossom into avid readers. Be consistent with children.

    Comment by Benita | May 29, 2015 | Reply

  3. Ha! This book sounds just like my son. He just finished Kindergarten and has not fallen in love with books yet. The rest of my family is trying to change his mind by giving him lots of different things to read about. Will mark this on my TBR list. Great review Ella.

    Comment by Christine A. | May 29, 2015 | Reply

  4. This would be perfect for my kindergarten students. Getting them to WANT to read is the hard part. After they have the desire, the rest is easy!

    Comment by MJ | May 29, 2015 | Reply

  5. OMG How adorable! I’m trying to get in as a children’s story time reader at my local library or book store and this would be perfect!

    Comment by fuonlyknew | May 29, 2015 | Reply

  6. Thankfully my little man LOVES books. This one sounds like one he would really enjoy!

    Comment by Heather B | May 30, 2015 | Reply

  7. What an inspiring and entertaing way to pull children into reding. Thanks for another wonderful opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | May 30, 2015 | Reply

  8. This sounds like a fun story with fun characters that will encourage reluctant readers to discover the joy of reading.

    Comment by Merry | May 30, 2015 | Reply

  9. My sons are 5 and 7 and would love this! They also prefer to play on the ipad rather than read so they would enjoy this!

    Comment by Seyma Shabbir | May 30, 2015 | Reply

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