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.
Adria Klein has been writing books for children and teachers for 20 years. She has written more than 80 books for young readers. She likes to write about real world experiences that help children learn.
Adria currently lives in southern California and teaches teachers about reading and writing instruction. She likes to read as much as she likes to write, and particularly likes to read and write with her grandson, Max.