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Ready? Set. Birthday! (Raymond and Roxy)

Illustrated by Derek Anderson
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$5.99 US
6"W x 8.94"H x 0.09"D   | 3 oz | 96 per carton
On sale Sep 20, 2022 | 32 Pages | 978-0-593-56371-7
Age 4-6 years | Preschool - 1
Reading Level: Lexile 310L | Fountas & Pinnell I
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.
© Drew Nelson
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of many books for children, including Almost to Freedom, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. She was the winner of the 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. View titles by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
© Derek Anderson
Derek Anderson is an illustrator known for Hot Rod Hamster Meets His Match!, Little Quack’s New Friend, Hot Ro Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party, Ten Hungry Pigs and many more. View titles by Derek Anderson

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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.

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© Drew Nelson
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of many books for children, including Almost to Freedom, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. She was the winner of the 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. View titles by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
© Derek Anderson
Derek Anderson is an illustrator known for Hot Rod Hamster Meets His Match!, Little Quack’s New Friend, Hot Ro Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party, Ten Hungry Pigs and many more. View titles by Derek Anderson

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