"About the Book A collection of stories, poems, and non-fiction for beginning readers, by such authors as Dr. Seuss, Else Minarik, and Arnold Lobel. Book Synopsis Created especially for children who are learning to read, this anthology contains renowned works featuring some of the best-loved characters in children's literature, including Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak's Little Bear, Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad, and the madcap creations of Dr. Seuss. Also included is poetry by Eve Merriam, Lilian Moore, and Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as stories, poems, riddles, and word games. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Review Quotes ""An excellent introduction to a variety of literature.""--School Library Journal, starred review. About the Author JOANNA COLE was best known as the author of the beloved Magic School Bus series, She wrote over 250 books and also worked as a librarian, editor, and anthologiest. She died in 2020 at the age of 75. STEPHANIE CALMENSON is the author of many books for children, including Dinner at the Panda Palace; May I Pet Your Dog?, and Look! Flowers. She is also the compiler, with Joanna Cole, of several anthologies, including Ready, Set, Read: The Beginning Reader's Treasury. Before bing a full-time writer, Stephanie was an elementary school teacher and a children's book editor. Learn more about her work at stephaniecalmenson.com and follow her on Twitter at @CalmensonKidBks."