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

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


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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385414166
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/1990
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 189,486
Product dimensions: 7.81(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Joanna Cole has taught elementary school, worked with a news magazine, and was for several years a senior editor of children’s books. Today she is a full-time author writing for children. Among the dozens of highly praised children’s books she has written are The Magic School Bus books. She has compiled numerous anthologies, including several with Stephanie Calmenson. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughter.

Stephanie Calmenson is the author of many books for children, including Dinner at the Panda PalaceThe Principal’s New Clothes, and What Am I? Very First Riddles. She is also the compiler, with Joanna Cole, of several anthologies, including The Read Aloud Treasury and A Pocketful of Laughs. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was an elementary-school teacher and a children’s book editor. She lives in New York City.

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Ready...Set...Read!: The Beginning Reader's Treasury 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JanJB More than 1 year ago
This is a good compilation of stories, poems, fun and games for all ages. I bought a copy for two sets of grandchildren to share in Virginia and a copy to keep at our house. The readers in our family get the most requests for "From Sheep In A Jeep" and "Frog and Toad: Ice Cream." Now, I am buying four more copies- one for my neighbor's grandchildren, one for our newest grandson,one for the family of grandchildren that moved near us, and one to put away as a future gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My five year old grandson, Elijah, loves to read this book cover to cover. We don't skip one story. After many readings, his favorite, 'Moris Has a Cold', still keeps him giggling. Elijah has learned from 'Our Earth in Space' about the planets, and can tell you their names and locations. This is a great treasury; it is fun,educational and entertaining!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent compilation of emerging readers literature, poems, riddles, etc. It is a great rainy day or road trip companion which captures a child's attention with its humorous stories and jokes and wonderful illustrations. I also like the story 'Our Earth in Space' by Joanna Cole which is educational in a subtle way, and the illustrations by Giulio Maestro are wonderful!