Synopses & Reviews
There's nothing like humor to get children reading as well as laughing. What better way could there be to introduce them to the joys of reading than a superb treasury of humorous works by beloved children's book authors and illustrators?
Created especially for beginning readers, Ready...Set...Read—and Laugh! is a rich compilation of comic stories, hilarious poems, outlandish jokes, and clever word games. It includes renowned works that feature some of the best-loved and funniest characters in children's literature. In keeping with the needs of its audience, this book features simple vocabulary, easy-to-read large type, and bright colorful illustrations.
About the Author
Joanna Cole has taught elementary school, has worked with a news magazine, and was for several years a senior editor of children's books. Today she is a full-time author writing for children. Among the dozens of highly praised children's books she has written are The Magic School Bus books. She has compiled numerous anthologies, including several with Stephanie Calmenson. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughter.
Stephanie Calmenson is the author of many books for children, including Dinner at the Panda Palace, The principal's New Clothes, and What am I? Very First Riddles. She is also the compiler, with Joanna Cole, of several anthologies, including The Read Aloud Treasury and A pocketful of Laughs. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was an elementary-school teacher and a children's book editor. She lives in New York City.