Back of Book:
Isabella is a spirited girl who enjoys shouting out her thoughts, ideas and feelings. In fact, she loves using her loud voice so much; it’s earned her the nickname,Decibella! Young readers will be entertained as they see how Isabella learns the five volumes of voice and discovers that different situations require a different tone.
My Review: I think that every teacher should have books by Julia Cook in their library. She is a gifted author and always writes about topics that other writers don’t. This story is a must have for the first week of school. It talks about voice control, and how students need to use their inside voice sometimes. Isabella is a fantastic character and brings the story to life. I love the concept of five voice volumes because it simple and easy for students to understand. The six inch voice test is another great tool that can be used to model students voice level. I can see using this book as a teaching tool my first week of school. A must read to help with classroom management, or simply teaching children to use an inside voice.
Ages 5 and up