The BIG Red Book of Beginner Books
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The BIG Red Book of Beginner Books

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These six stories are an exciting blend of words and pictures that encourages children to read all by themselves. Includes The Diggin-est Dog by Al Perkins with illustrations by Eric Gurney; I Want to Be Somebody New! by Robert Lopshire; Robert the Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner with illustrations by P.D. Eastman; Sam & the Firefly by P.D. Eastman; Stop That Ball! by Mi...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published September 9th 1995 by Random House (first published 1995)
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All six stories in this collection are great beginning reader classics which are also very fun to read aloud to younger kids. The problem with this book arises if you have a negotiator for a son, in which case you may end up reading all five (344 pages) every time you sit down to read a story out of it...
Marc Lucke
Both The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books and The Big Green Book of Beginner Books occupy places of pride on our three-year-old's shelf, and this third anthology will be just as well-loved. Classic stories designed to be read over and over in a sturdy, well-bound volume; what's not to love?
Finally gave in and bought this one, since the library copy is always on hold. We disliked the bunny story enough to avoid reading it (really, the moral is however badly you behave there's always someone worse?). That's the minus one star. The other stories are great and my 2.5 year old is constantly pining for it whenever we have to return it back to the library. Sam and the Firefly and Big Red Ball are particular favorites.
Really the bottom of the Beginner Books barrel, more to the Dick and Jane end of the spectrum than dynamic, engaging, humorous books we associate with Seuss and his contemporaries.
Cute, a nice collection for baby.
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Philip Dey "Phil" Eastman was an American screenwriter, children's author, and illustrator. As an author, he is known primarily as P. D. Eastman. A protégé of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Eastman wrote many books for children, in his own distinct style under the Dr. Seuss brand of Random House, many of which were in the Beginner Books series.

From 1936 to 1941, Eastman worked at the story departmen...more
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