Designed by The Bank Street College of Education, this unique Pictureback 'Please Read To Me' book by Random House is designed for you and a child to read together. Pictured animals and objects appear throughout the stories in place of words, and your child can participate right away in "reading" these rebuses as you read the printed words aloud. The stories and poems in this book invite the child to play with rhyming and counting and to take an active role in storytelling. Sharing a book in a warm and satisfying way is an inviting introduction to the joys of reading. When children become active participants in the process, they're taking their first steps toward independent reading.