About a month ago, my daughter began reading. I searched and searched the internet for early reading books for her. I consulted my teacher friends, none of which knew of any good commercially available early reader books. As a former elementary school teacher, I knew that early reading experiences were important to buid the child’s confidence and enthusiasm for reading. Shopping on Amazon.com, I discovered Bob Books. Bob Books were created by a kindergarten teacher. These books build upon skills, slowly introducing and reinforcing them with each story. Phonics instruction is interspersed with a few sight words. There are five different sets of Bob Books. My daughter loves these little books that actually do tell a story. So often early reader books focus on one skill without actually telling an understandable story. In addition, my two-year-old son also enjoys the books. He pretends to read each one and loves placing them back in the box. Each set comes with a teaching guide, and each book comes with some suggestions on the back for engaging your child in the plot. The books are printed in China and do not appear to consist of recycled paper. After your child outgrows the Bob Books, they could be donated to a local school for home check out.