"...a pleasurable, rhythmic read..." —Booklist
"...an inspirational example for emergent readers....Highly recommended." —CM Magazine
"This is learning by chatting, in a society in which strangers are not dangers but fascinating resources and friends." —Quill & Quire
"...a thoughtful offering for soon-to-be literates that just may get them thinking about the power of reading." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...the perfect book..." —The Mid West Book Review
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What are you doing?” asked Chepito.
Reading the paper,” answered the big man.
Why, why, why?” sang Chepito.
To see who won the game, of course.”
* * *
Chepito ran all the way home from school. He went in the door and sat down on a chair. He pulled a book out of his bag.
What are you doing?” said his mother.
I’m reading a book,” answered Chepito.