TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ WHILE HAVING FUN! Simple, patterned stories and strong picture cues help children build essential skills in Level 1 of this award-winning learn-to-read series. The Now I'm Reading! books offer a comprehensive approach that integrates the best of phonics and storytelling to help young readers take the first steps toward independent reading success. Learn all about mixed-vowel sounds with a hot yak, a sniffing sloth, a pet bat, and other clever critters in this collection of early-reader tales! Each of the booklets in LEVEL 1: CLEVER CRITTERS focuses on one specific mixed-vowel sound and uses simple, clear text and a building-block approach to help beginning readers have fun while learning key words. Inside the CD-like package, you'll find: . 10 story booklets with colorful illustrations and engaging text .