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Step Into Reading: Read Around Sesame Street Review (Random House)

What It Is

Step Into Reading: Read Around Sesame Street is a collection of five stories for early readers. All the stories are part of Random House's Step Into Reading program. The first four stories are Step 1 stories, which means they use big type, rhyme and rhythm, and picture clues to make reading easier for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. The fifth story is a Step 2 story, which uses basic vocabulary, short sentences, and simple stories to help children recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.

B is for Books!, written by Annie Cobb and illustrated by Joe Mathieu, is all about the different types of books that kids can read.

I Can Do It!, written by Sarah Albee and illustrated by Larry DiFiori, shows Sesame Street characters doing different activities, such as writing their name, pouring juice, or helping a friend.

Elmo says Achoo!, written by Sarah Albee and illustrated by Tom Brannon, tells the story of Elmo delivering a present that makes him sneeze.

Monsters Munch Lunch!, written by Abigail Tabby and illustrated by Louis Womble, features all the Sesame Street characters as they shop for and cook their lunch.

And Baker, Baker, Cookie Maker, written by Linda Hayward and illustrated by Tom Brannon, is about how Cookie Monster keeps running out of cookies in his bakery because people keep stopping in and eating them.

Is It Fun?

This collection of stories is great for Sesame Street fans who are taking their first steps on the reading journey. As kids progress through each Step 1 story, they become more comfortable with reading and are eventually able to read the Step 2 story on their own. These stories are a great way for beginner readers to feel successful when reading.

Who It’s For

Step Into Reading: Read Around Sesame Street is for ages 4–6.

What To Be Aware Of

Each of these books is also available individually.

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  • Step Into Reading: Read Around Sesame Street published by Random House
  • Written by: Various
  • Illustrated by: Various
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 4 and up