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Do you have a birthday coming up? Raymond does and he can't wait! This Step 2 early reader captures all the excitement and anticipation that children experience in the lead-up to their special day!
Raymond likes to do everything fast! It's almost his birthday and he wants time to fly! He plays outside. He helps Papa wash the car. He even goes to bed early, but his birthday can't come soon enough! Maybe his friend Roxy can help him enjoy the wait...and celebrate, too! This sequel to Ready? Set. Raymond (which marked its 20th Anniversary in 2022!) will delight young readers who will definitely be able to relate.
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
About the Author
VAUNDA MICHEAUX NELSON is the author of many beginning readers and award-winning books for children, including Almost to Freedom, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. She was the winner of the 2010 Coretta Scott King Award and Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. She works as a librarian in New Mexico where she lives with her husband.
DEREK ANDERSON wrote his first story in second grade and hasn't stopped writing or drawing since. He is the illustrator of Ready? Set. Raymond! and he is also known for the Hot Rod Hamster books, Ten Hungry Pigs, and the illustrations in Little Quack, which was a New York Times best-seller. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.