The Best Place To Read


A young boy has a new book and wants to find a good place to read it. His search leads him from place to place, with adventures & mishaps along the way.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story is sweet, the poem is lyrical…and best of all s/he immediately loved the last page and greeted that "best place to read" with a hug!

Content Awareness Factors:

It'll probably get tiring after awhile. Having to memorize the lines immediately took a little extra energy.

Little Kid Reaction

S/he was immediately attracted to two pages, which we read LOTS of times in the first sitting. We had to recite the two pages throughout the first few afternoons & evenings!

Parent Reaction

VERY CUTE. This one will take lots of reading, because there are plenty of sounds to make to complement the adventure.

Type of Book:
Every family member, each with their own kind of chair, play a part in the little boy's search for a place to read.
Educational Themes:

The story offers a simple lesson in try, try again…and eventually you will succeed.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 6
Age of child:
Started reading with child nearly 2 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Probably best to borrow it first and see if it’s a hit in your house. It's a little pricey for a picture book with so few pages.

Title The Best Place to Read
Author Debbie Bertram, Susan Bloom
Publisher Random House Children's Books, Penguin Random House Company © 2003
Illustrators Michael Garland
ISBN 0375822933
Material Hard Cover
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