Reading Can Be Fun

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Universe Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 45 pages
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like A and B and C and D
or T and Y and I and G and O and L.
When we put some of them together
in little bunches, we call those bunches
like the word CAT or DOG or BOY or GIRL.

On the heels of Manners Can Be Fun comes the next title in Munro Leaf's acclaimed "Fun" series, Reading Can Be Fun, first published in 1953, with lessons as timely and enduring today as they were then. In his signature style of stick-figure drawings and wholesome text, Leaf demonstrates that reading really can be fun and educational at the same time. As he describes, "The whole wonderful story of the past and the interesting days we live in now take on new color and meaning when we learn more about them through the books we read."
With humorous explanations and illustrations children will chuckle while processing the fundamental reasons for learning to read. Books can be best friends, they are the source for good ideas, they are a vehicle for exploring faraway places and meeting all kinds of people, and they help boys and girls get ready to become grownups. Profoundly affecting, reading is a powerful tool in shaping a child's path to confident, happy adulthood.
Leaf's "Fun" books also include Grammar, History, Arithmetic, and Science.

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Inimitably, Leaf conveys the wonder of the world of books in a way you fervently hope will captivate just one, or ten, a thousand, a million children. In simple story and his own sketchy pictures he ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Munro Leaf was the author and illustrator of dozens of children's books. He is best known for The Story of Ferdinand, first published in 1936 and a bestseller ever since. Many famous artists have served as illustrators on his books, including Robert Lawson, Ludwig Bemelmans, and Theodor Seuss Geisel (also known as Dr. Seuss). Leaf also penned the charming non-fiction series for children concerning manners and behavior that was republished after a hiatus, including the titles How to Behave and Why, Manners Can Be Fun, and How To Speak Politely.

Leaf died in 1976 at the age of 71.

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