PreS-Gr 1-These beginning readers present everyday situations that children will recognize. Simple, repetitive texts with one sentence per page describe an African-American boy's day at school: "Max likes to read and write./Max goes to school./He meets the teacher." In a similar fashion, the other two books follow him on a visit to the dentist and on a trip to the barber. The artwork, created with watercolor and colored pencil, is appealing and helpful to readers trying to decode the texts. Children will enjoy the images of Max's spotted dog brushing his teeth and smiling in the mirror along with the child. These books will be welcome where additional readers are needed.-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.