Ready, Set, Read – and Laugh! A Funny Treasury for Beginning

Ready, Set, Read – and Laugh! A Funny Treasury for Beginning
Series: Ready, Set, Read!, Book 2
Publisher: ‎ Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ASIN: 0385321198
ISBN: 9780385321198

There's nothing like humor to get children reading as well as laughing. What better way could there be to introduce them to the joys of reading than a superb treasury of humorous works by beloved children's book authors and illustrators?

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About the Book

Created especially for beginning readers, Ready…Set…Read—and Laugh! is a rich compilation of comic stories, hilarious poems, outlandish jokes, and clever word games. It includes renowned works that feature some of the best-loved and funniest characters in children’s literature. In keeping with the needs of its audience, this book features simple vocabulary, easy-to-read large type, and bright colorful illustrations.

“This second collaboration by Cole and Calmenson is even better than Ready Set Read (Doubleday, 1990), as the selections are more in tune with young readers' sense of humor. Children will be amused and entertained by the 5 stories (including Nancy Shaw's Sheep in a Shop and an excerpt from James Marshall's Fox on the Job); 14 poems (by Karla Kuskin, Eve Merriam, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and others); and 7 assorted riddles, songs, and games. The illustrations are bright and cheerful; some are reproduced from their original sources, and some were done especially for this volume by Melissa Sweet and Chris Demarest. Adding to the volume's appeal to fledgling readers is the fact that it looks more like a chapter book than a typical beginning reader. Another bonus is the variety of literary forms included, which just might lead youngsters to other collections of poetry, rebuses, or riddles. A highly appealing anthology.”
– Sue Norris, Rye Free Reading Room, NY for School Library Journal
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