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Ready...Set...Read!: The Beginning Reader's Treasury
     

Ready...Set...Read!: The Beginning Reader's Treasury

by Stephanie Calmenson, Joanna Cole, Chris L. Demarest (Illustrator)
 

Created especially for children who are learning  to read, this anthology contains renowned works  with some of the best-loved characters in children's  literature—including Else Holmelund Minarik and  Maurice Sendak's Little Bear, Arnold Lobel's Frog  and Toad, and the madcap creations of Dr. Seuss.  

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Created especially for children who are learning  to read, this anthology contains renowned works  with some of the best-loved characters in children's  literature—including Else Holmelund Minarik and  Maurice Sendak's Little Bear, Arnold Lobel's Frog  and Toad, and the madcap creations of Dr. Seuss.  Also included is poetry by Eve Merriam, Lilian Moore  and Gwendolyn Brooks; as well as stories, poems,  riddles and word games.

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"An  excellent introduction to a variety of  literature."—School Library Journal,  starred review.
School Library Journal
A dynamite anthology for emerging readers that features stories, poems, and a section called ``fun and games.'' The stories include selections from favorite easy readers by Dr. Seuss, Else Homelund Minarik, Arnold Lobel, Joanna Cole, and Bernard Wiseman. The poetry section is predominantly humorous and includes Calmenson's ``Giggle Poem'' and Russell Hoban's ``Soft-Boiled Egg'' from Bread and Jam for Frances (Harper, 1964). Anne Burgess' illustrations for the poems are fresh but muted watercolors with a comic element. The ``fun and games'' include a generous variety of riddles, rebus stories, tongue-twisters, silly rhymes, and hidden pictures. Demarest illustrates these with watercolors splashed with vibrant color. The book design is perfectly suited to beginning readers; borders in simple designs and one-color frames both unify and distinguish individual selections. While readers may find the single story books more appealing for read-alone times, families who read and share stories together will find this to be an excellent introduction to a variety of literature, authors, and book characters. A rich and satisfying collection. --Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, IA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385414166
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
490,433
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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