This indeed was a fun read. Duck and Friends: The Dinosaur Bones has repetitive words with a natural flow designed to help children learn to read out loud. The book offers excitement and whimsical flusters, not shown in school books today. Now that ipads will be in first grade desks in Primary School, "Duck and Friends" should be at the top of the list. If you have a child who loves dinosaurs and skeletons and who has an urge to dig and explore, this would be a great adventure. I only wish my first grade books were this captivating!