Back of Book:
Learning to read is a big accomplishment, and this exuberant picture book celebrates reading in its many forms. In lively rhyme, it follows a diverse group of word-loving children who grab the opportunity to read wherever and whenever they can. They read while waiting and while sliding or swinging; they read music and in Braille and the signs on the road. And, sometimes, they even read together, in a special fort they’ve built.
I received a copy of this picture book from author Lori Degman in exchange for an honest review.
Just Read is a beautiful love letter that celebrates the milestone of learning to read! When children learn to read their worlds open up to limitless possibilities. This story captures all ways that children’s imaginations can grow with reading. The text describes all the different things that children can read including street signs, maps, and music scores. “Just Read” shows the fun and magic of reading. The illustrations showcase a diversity of children and cultures. Children can pick up this book and see themselves within the illustrations. This is a truly breathtaking picture book and should be in every children’s library!
Ages 5 and up