Fun Early Readers

Photo: Six classic early readersFrom bookseller Stacy:
 
"Summer is here! And that means even more time to read to your heart's content - especially for that newly minted reader in your life! These always fun, sometimes zany, and sneakily insightful titles are not only perfect for beginning readers but also, and I speak from experience, make really fun storytimes for the toddlers in your life, too."
 
Recommended for ages 3-7.

The Digging-Est Dog (Beginner Books(R)) Cover Image
By Al Perkins, Eric Gurney (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800479
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

A dog who has to learn how to dig doesn't stop until he has dug up the whole town.  


A Fish Out of Water (Beginner Books(R)) Cover Image
By Helen Palmer, P.D. Eastman (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800233
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A classic, comic easy reader about getting a pet!

In this beloved Beginner Book written by Mrs. Dr. Seuss (aka Helen Palmer), a young boy hilariously learns the consequences of not following instructions when he feeds too much to his goldfish—causing it to grow as big as a whale! With delightfully retro illustrations by P.D. Eastman (Go, Dog. Go!),
the message of the book—that getting a pet is a big responsibility—is as true today as it was when the book was published in 1961. Perfect for beginning readers and read-alouds—and anyone getting a pet, especially a fish—it's ideal for birthdays, holidays, and happy occasions of all kinds!
 
Launched in 1957 with The Cat in the Hat and written specifically for emergent readers, Beginner Books combine an exacting blend of simple words and fun pictures that encourage children to read—all by themselves.

"Comic pictures show how the fish rapidly outgrows its bowl, a vase, a cook pot, a bathtub."--The New York Times.  


I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (Beginner Books(R)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800400
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A young boy weighs the pros and cons of possessing various animal appendages—such as a duck's feet, a deer's antlers, a whale's spout, an elephant's trunk, and a long, long tail—only to decide that he's better off just being himself. A zany, insightful story that beginning readers will wish to hear again and again!


Robert the Rose Horse (Beginner Books(R)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800257
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An allergy to roses causes this city horse many problems until, one time, his sneezes save the day.


Sam and the Firefly (Beginner Books(R)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800066
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Sam the Owl and Gus the Firefly literally light up the sky in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. In Sam and the Firefly, P. D. Eastman (author of Are You My Mother? and Go, Dog. Go!) introduces us to the dynamic duo of Sam and Gus, who soar through the air writing words in the night sky. But when Gus’s words end up causing confusion and chaos for the people on the ground, it’s up to Sam to help Gus “write” his wrongs.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.


The Best Nest (Beginner Books(R)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800516
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Mr. and Mrs. Bird's search for a "better" nest leads them to some peculiar spots.