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The little boy from The Best Place to Read can now read by himself, and he's looking for an audience. But everyone--his parents, siblings, grandparents, even his dog!--is too busy to hear a story in this fun and lively tale. When our young reader finally settles in to read to his toys, he gets a surprise visit and learns that the best time to read is whenever you have love...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 26th 2005 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Jessica
In The Best Time to Read, a little boy goes to his mom, dad, brother, sister, baby sibling, grandparents, and even his dog to see if he can read them a story. But they're all too busy, so he finally settles in to read to his stuffed animals, and as he does, his family comes in to tease that they've been waiting for him to read to them! The entire book is one big rhyme, and it's just FILLED with cliches. His brother is too busy to read to him because he's on his computer, instant messages pinging...more
Janette Fuller
"May I read to you?", asked the young boy.
A young reader is searching for someone to listen to him read aloud. Is there anyone in his family who will take time to listen?
"The Best Time to Read", by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom, is a rhyming picture book that will entertain and delight young readers.

This picture book features a young boy who is just learning to read. He has a book in his hand and goes to each member of his family asking them to listen to him read the book aloud.

Unfortunately,...more
Tam
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Rosa
This would be great for a pre-k class library visit. Nice rhyming scheme and bright colorful illustrations as well.
Hope Mullinax
No longer reading pictures, but real words, this little boy is so excited to share his reading with his fmaily. Often times children's reading is not fostered at home, and this book portrays what really happens when some kids attempt to read to their family. Everyone, even the dog, is too busy and doesn't have time to listen to the little boy read. I would like for every parent or caregiver who has a child enrolled in school read this book, or better yet, have their child read it to them. Either...more
Kelly Triplett
A story about a young boy who is learning to read, but his family is too busy to listen to him. This may be a very relevant book for many young readers. It is a quick read and it ends positively with the family listening to the new reader. Perhaps it could be used to encourage young readers to practice their reading skills even when family members are not available to listen.
Ashley Greenfield
A story about a young boy who is learning to read, but his family is too busy to listen to him. It is a quick read and it ends positively with the family listening to the new reader. It could be used to encourage young readers to practice their reading skills even when family members are not available to listen.
Dianna
This is one of the better rhyming texts I've read recently—everything actually fit with the meter and rhyme, and it made sense. I disliked the illustrations, though; they looked cheap and computer-generated. Also I didn't care all that much about the story.
Jen
Another rhymey one, but this time it's about the celebration of graduating from picture books to reading on one's own. A great gift book, and another one for library/classroom collections.
Randie
A young boy wants to read to his family but everyone is busy. When is the best time to read?

Good book to share with beginning readers.

Nicole
Touching little story that young children can relate to as they are first learning to read. Lots of rhyming and just a sweet story.
Puja Patel
This book is a great read-aloud book. It can be read to children in their free time and shows lots of rhyming words.
Ruth Ann
This book will be a great read aloud - contains rhyming text and vibrant pictures.
Kim
Easy sentences, rhyming text, nice illustrations.

themes: family, reading
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
As far as I'm concerned, any time is the best time to read!
Jaime
Love that these books encourage children to read!
Michelle Nero
It's always the best time to read!
Beverly
cute digital pictures
Anne
Jul 10, 2012 Anne rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Loved It !!! :)
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