I had heard that Explode the Code was good for teaching reading so I bought books 2, 3 and 4 for my 6 year old son. He and I are finding them really dry. I didn't know there was so much writing in them. He is really not wanting to focus on writing so much, just reading. There is just so much repetition, the same words over and over again and, like I said, more writing than reading. Anyone use Explode the Code and like it? Any recommendations for something a bit more fun? Thanks for any input.