Once again an excellent post from The Measured Mom!! You have to print out this book and while you are doing it, read her description of what kind of books to pick out for your early readers. It's excellent! I think with my little guy we'll probably read it together the first few times, but then I bet he'll know it by heart and feel really good when he can read it by himself. Please don't get caught up on thinking reading is only about being able to sound out isolated words in any context. Reading is about creating meaning, using the context, and understanding what you've read. If you can help your child do that, you're golden!