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Zoom! Zoom!

Ready-to-Read Ready-to-Go!

Illustrated by Kirk Parrish

About The Book

Start your engines with this charming Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for young readers with a need for speed!

Zoom, zoom! The cars want to race! Who will win first place?

Perfect for kids at the beginning of their reading journeys, this book was written for children who have learned the alphabet and are ready to start reading! And what better way to get kids excited than with a hilarious story with words they can read on their own?

Each Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read includes a note to parents explaining what their child can expect, a guide at the beginning for readers to become familiar with the words they will encounter in the story and reading comprehension questions at the end. This Ready-to-Go! story contains about 100 words and features twelve sight words, nine rhyming words, eleven bonus words, and repetition to help children reinforce their new reading skills.

About The Author

© Lola M. Schaefer

Award-winning author Lola M. Schaefer has published more than 280 books for children. She enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, especially for younger audiences. She wrote the Mittens books for emergent readers, which have sold more than one million copies. Many of her picture books have been translated into other languages from Russian to Korean to French. When Lola is not writing, offering workshops to aspiring writers, or writing side-by-side with children, you might find her gardening, hiking, or reading a good book. To learn more, visit

About The Illustrator

Kirk Parrish grew up on a little island just outside of Seattle. As a youngster, he developed a fondness for scribbling caped superheroes and yearned to one day become a grandmaster ninja. Today, Parrish has (mostly) put down his ninja aspirations and is an illustrator and designer, currently based in Orlando, Florida. Over the last decade, his artwork has appeared in video games, animation, publishing, and advertising. Visit him online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (May 7, 2024)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665951692
  • Grades: P - K
  • Ages: 3 - 5

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Rev up reading skills with this tale of competition and cooperation.

– Kirkus Reviews, 3/15/2024

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