Parents' Guide to

Born to Read

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A perfect story for burgeoning bookworms.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

A great book

My kids also think they were born to read, so this book just emphasizes how much fun and helpful reading is!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A picture book that's after every library-loving parent's heart, this is a joyful celebration of reading. There's no doubt -- reading helps Sam become a hero. And that's a message every kid ought to have.

Kids might be familiar with Marc Brown's drawing style from the famous Arthur books or from watching the even more famous TV show, which is based on the series. But even if they're not, they'll love his colorful style that boasts lots of detail and texture. Kids will also enjoy catching sight of their own favorite picture books in Sam's collection (including a shout-out to good old Arthur, of course). With a moral that parents will love and a story that will keep kids entertained, this book is a winner all the way around.

Book Details

  • Author: Judy Sierra
  • Illustrator: Marc Brown
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Publication date: August 12, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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