These kids all love to read—alone or together, on a bus or in a parade. And every time they open a book, they open up a whole new world, too! “A delightful tribute to reading anything and everything all the time. . . . There’s something for everyone.” —Booklist“A chipper, colorful celebration of the limitless possibilities for what, where, and when one can read.” —Publishers Weekly 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. The colorful, fanciful art and rollicking text will get every child more excited about reading!
About the Author
Lori Degman is the author of 1 Zany Zoo (Simon & Schuster), Cock-a-Doodle Oops! (Creston Books), Norbert’s Big Dream (Sleeping Bear Press), and the upcoming Like a Girl (Sterling). Lori was a teacher of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and is now a full-time author. She lives near Chicago, IL, with her husband, two grown sons (when they come to visit), and pets. Victoria Tentler-Krylov grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and studied architecture and urban design at Cooper Union and Columbia University. Victoria's artwork has been published by Pink Giraffe Books in Russia and by Spider magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Flutter Magazine in the US. Her first book, a picture-book read-aloud of Peter Pan, was published by Quarto. She lives with her family just outside Boston, MA. Visit Victoria online at cargocollective.com/victoriakrylov.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just Read! based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Just Read! is a celebration of reading, which demonstrates that reading can be done anywhere, everywhere, and invites fantasy in even the most unlikely places. The title sums up the book nicely. Every page is dedicated to the act of reading, and young listeners are taken through a colorful and exciting display of how versatile reading can be. Following a gentle rhyme, the text flows in an easy to understand way, while still making the situations clear. The locations where a book can be read are almost as vast as the imagination—in a place, in the grocery store, in secret code or in the rain. The illustrations are my favorite part of this book. They are vibrant and bring every scene to life. There are tons of details, both realistic and humorous. They invite for flipping through and exploring on their own, and still bring across the main message along the way. There's no shying away from the message in these pages—read. This makes it a lovely book to read aloud to classrooms, library readings or other groups of kids, since it does inspire reading and show demonstrate how wonderful and fun it can be. I received a complimentary copy and loved diving into these pages.
Lori Degman's Just Read! is a celebration of all the ways we can enjoy reading. Whether you're reading alone or with a friend, about a clown or a shark, on a bus or in a park, reading is an activity that can be done anywhere, at anytime, with anyone. This is a must-have for all of the readers in your life!