We Like to Read
Illustrated by Angie Thompson
The need for this book has never been greater. While reading has always been one of life’s greatest joys and the foundation for all learning, millions of people in the U.S. lack the skills to appreciate these benefits.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES):
• About one in 20 adults in the U.S. is not literate in English.
• 30 million adults may not be able to make sense of a simple pamphlet.
• More than 85% of all juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are illiterate.
• More than 60% of all prison inmates are functionally illiterate.
A vividly-colored picture book, We Like to Read provides a new look at how to teach and encourage reading by using play and “attachment parenting” – i.e., lots of physical closeness and learning by example. The upbeat rhyming format provides cues for parents and caregivers on how to provide a foundation for reading while enticing children with game-like activities.
A Picture Book for Pre-Readers and Parents