Level 2 of this award-winning learn-to-read series continues to help children develop the skills they need for independent reading success. The Now I'm Reading! books offer a comprehensive approach that integrates the best of phonics and storytelling to help young readers take their first steps toward reading success. In LEVEL 2: AMAZING ANIMALS, children learn essential phonics skills while reading humorous stories featuring fun animal heroes like an "ape "baking a "cake "for his "date," a "goat "in a "boat "that won't "float," and more! Using an effective step-by-step approach that pairs patterned text with strong picture cues, the booklets in this collection introduce children to long-vowel sounds, consonant blends, word endings, and key sight words. Inside the CD binder-like package, you'll find: . 10 story booklets with colorful illustrations and engaging text . 40 reward stickers to encourage completion and rereading . "After You Read" extended activity sections . A Parent/Teacher Guide to help you figure out the best ways to use these books Perfect for ages 4 and up! Level 2 NIR readers focus on long- and short-vowel sounds, expanded simple consonant sounds, and beginning sight word reinforcement. "The concepts and skill progression in the NIR series are aligned to meet Common Core State Standards. "This book is Fountas & Pinnell Leveled with a range of E-G; information on individual booklet levels and Lexile Measures is available at the Now I'm Reading website.