Melissa Lagonegro - Friends Forever

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Toy Story 2 Friends Forever - Toy Story 2 Abridged

Dec 5, 2010 (Updated Dec 6, 2010)
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Good early reader, favorite characters

Cons:Not meant for read aloud

The Bottom Line: Toy Story 2 Friends Forever is a good choice for young readers who love Toy Story.


My son loves to read and has a large collection of books. One he particularly fond of is Toy Story 2 Friends Forever by Melissa Lagonegro.

Inside the Book
Toy Story 2 Friends Forever is part for the Step into Reading series. It is a step 2 book written for children up to first grade who are reading with help. This book follows the basic plot of the movie Toy Story 2. Woody is stolen from a tag sale and the rest of the gang tries to rescue him. Along the way Woody meets some new friends and must decide if he wants to go home to Andy. The full color illustrations fill each page and really make the story.

Our Experience
The Toy Story franchise is one of my son's favorites so it is no surprise that he really likes Toy Story 2 Friends Forever. Since he has seen the movie countless times the plot is familiar to him, which is good because I am not sure you could really follow the story from the book alone. In typical early reader form, the sentences are short and choppy with words children are familiar with as opposed to plot focused. I find these types of books painful to read and listen to, but such is the nature of most early reader books.  While there are a few challenging words for children to decode in Friends Forever, they are mostly characters names. For children familiar with this story those names should not pose a problem.

Friends Forever is a book my five year old can read on his own. He loves to identify the characters in the illustrations and "enhance" the story with what he knows from the movie since large parts are of the movie are left out of the book. The book's somewhat stilted text does not make this a good read aloud story; it really is meant for children to read either on their own or with some help from an adult or older sibling. Toy Story 2 Friends Forever is a good book for children learning to read who are fans of Toy Story.


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