The list author says: "I am constantly searching for chapter books to read to my 4 year old daughter before bedtime. Here are some age-appropriate suggestions that will keep your preschool child begging for, "just one more chapter, PLEASE!""
"This classic story kept my daughter enthralled (it IS about candy after all). As a mom, I liked the fact the spoiled brats all got their just desserts, a theme that is frequently omitted from today's children's books."
"What more can you say about a timeless classic where talking animals address life, death, selflessness, and friendship in a way that young children can wrap their heads around. A really good book to read if you have old pets. I read this to my 4 year old daughter just a few weeks before we had to put our 15 year old dog to sleep and I think it helped put our pet's death into some context."
"In today's world of hair flipping, eye rolling, iPod toting tweens, it's so refreshing to get back to basics. My 4 year old loved the pictures, and enjoyed hearing about they way people used to live "in the olden days." Wonderfully age-appropriate."
"This children's book is perfection for a four year old! There is action, the writing style is crisp, concise and fast paced, the content is age-appropriate, and the pictures are lovely! This is a definite must for any bedtime reading list."
"This series of books was recommended to me by a neighbor with an older daughter, but my 4 year old loved it. Cam is a girl with a photographic memory who solves simple mysteries that even my preschooler could grasp. A good way to introduce a new genre (mysteries) to the youngest readers. Age appropriate stories are upbeat, and entertaining."