Children's Poet Laureate

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You/Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together

Megan Tingley Books, Little, Brown & Co., 2004. You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together

Illustrated by Michael Emberly.

A 2005 Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts by the Children’s Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teacher of English. Also chosen as a 2004 Gryphon Award Honor Book by the Center for Children’s Books.

The second book in the best-selling You Read to Me series features new takes on some of the best-loved fairy tales, including "The Three Bears," "Cinderella," and "Little Red Riding Hood." Like the first book, this one consists of short rhyming dialogues, with each character's lines indicated by a different color.

The bouncing rhythms and bubbling rhymes carry new readers along merrily from story to story, while Michael Emberley's lively illustrations enhance the text's humor and high spirits.

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Child Magazine Best Books of the Year Award, 2004

Parenting Magazine Book Award

Junior Library Guild Selection

"A wonderful read-aloud experience for two voices…a truly delightful reading ensemble."

School Library Journal

"The brevity, repetition and rhyme help youngsters develop reading skills - all while enjoying the cozy interaction with another reader…should inspire frequent readings as well as a demand for the originals."

Children's Literature

"Even seasoned older readers will love the parody…Emberley's clear comic- style pictures are hilarious."