Children's Poet Laureate

You Read to Me, Iíll Read to You
Very Short Stories to Read Together

Megan Tingley Books, Little, Brown & Co., 2001You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together

Illustrated by Michael Emberley.

This unique book "in two voices" uses traditional techniques - rhyme, rhythm, and repetition - to make reading a joyful experience for new readers.

Consisting of short stories set up on the page like miniature plays, each voice has its own color. Whether used in the classroom for paired or choral readings or at home, with a parent and child curled up on a couch together, these light-hearted giggle-inducing stories will soon turn even reluctant readers into enthusiasts. Michael Emberley's witty illustrations work perfectly with the text.

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Fifteen weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Notable Book, American Library Association

A Best Book, 2001, Chicago Parent

"A delightful choreography of rhythm, rhyme, and repetition that begs to be read aloud in tandem…The gist of the book is that reading aloud and listening to others read aloud is an integral part of early literacy."

School Library Journal starred review

"A little gem for little readers! It should be in every house and classroom of beginning readers."

Jim Trelease, Reading Tree Productions

"Playful rhymes celebrate the sheer joy of reading in this exuberant read- aloud collection…Hoberman draws upon such universally kid-pleasing themes as frolicking in the snow and frisky puppies, liberally infusing them with copious amounts of silliness."


"The energy never flags, neither in Hoberman's trademark bouncy rhythms nor in Emberley's exuberant illustrations…"