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How to Read a Story

(Illustrated Children's Book, Picture Book for Kids, Read Aloud Kindergarten Books)

Kate Messner, Mark Siegel (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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Step One: Find a story. (A good one.)
Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.)
Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.)
Now: Begin.
Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and—finally—coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning.

Praise For How to Read a Story: (Illustrated Children's Book, Picture Book for Kids, Read Aloud Kindergarten Books)

"Here's to the next generation of readers: may they love reading to each other, with exciting and confident voices!"--GeekDad

"An entertaining and educational introduction and overview to the experience of tackling a new book."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"There is a moment when a child first becomes a reader. That's the moment to capitalize on, as 'How to Read a Story,' does beautifully."--The New York Times

Indiana Too Good To Miss State Reading List 2018

"The buddy system is celebrated along with the literary life."--The San Francisco Chronicle

"A primer not merely on how to read, but on how to read a picture book aloud and enjoy it."--School Library Journal

Chronicle Books, 9781452112336, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

About the Author

Kate Messner is a middle school teacher and award-winning author. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family.

Mark Siegel is the author and illustrator of several acclaimed books for children and adults.