This is an imaginative book that explores how reading can empower you (man, woman, adult, child).
This is a well-written, simple story. The message that the author (and his publisher) care about helping kids read is bright and clear.
The only advantage for reading that Parr misses in this simple but well-written story is that reading prepares one for writing better.
reviewer did not read with a child
The illustrations are in Crayola® colors and remind me of the bright little cut-out puzzles from Europe made with wood. [You know, good Danish or Swedish design.] Each picture-page includes not only the story narrative but pictures of things with words in them. That association between words and how they can label objects is a subtle message for toddlers and beginning readers.
This is a picture book that celebrates the joy of reading.
This one is quite straight forward: reading is fun. It's a great starting point for encouraging a positive outlook toward reading.
5 to 8
3 to 8
Buy! The book supports your effort to encourage reading at home, and Reach Out and Read's Effort to reach others.