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The Play Book Pack



The Play Book Pack


Teach your child to read with The Play Book Pack! These books are perfect for soon-to-be readers or ESL students who love to create, play, and build.

This pack of Little Readers includes nine books made with sturdy, recycled paper, that have one, two, or three words per page accompanied by whimsical watercolor paintings and line drawings by artist, Cecile Dyer. Young children will explore fun, imaginary worlds as they make sock puppets, join a band of animal musicians, and even take a trip in a rocket ship! 

The Play Book Pack is perfect for a child who has not yet begun their journey as a reader, but is nearly there. The books in this pack have simple language patterns, relatable concepts, and playful artwork on each page to support your soon-to-be reader (or your ESL student). The artwork and reading structure will give your child a successful early reading experience that engages their imagination and encourages them to return to the books over and over.

Grade Level Equivalent: Pre-K-K
Guided Reading Level: LB-B
View Common Core standards and more detailed leveling information for this book pack here.

Wondering if this pack of books is the right one for your little reader? Take a look at our guide!

The books are the perfect size for little hands (5.5” by 6.25”) and come in a pack of books including all 9 books. The box and books are made with wind power and printed on recycled paper with no VOC vegetable inks. Made in USA. The box opens and closes easily with velcro closures.

Books included in The Play Pack are:
A Day Out
Bake It!
One Sock Puppet

ISBN: 978-0-9845042-0-6

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  • Cecile Dyer is an illustrator, cook, sculptor, painter and banana stand owner living in Brooklyn, NY. She has helped create graphics for magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, and worked to fabricate props for window displays and feature films.
  • Artist Cecile Dyer for Home Grown Books from Kyla Ryman on Vimeo.


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