written and illustrated by Nancy Carlson
Ages 4-6, 32 pages
Henry just started first grade and loves everything he’s learning except for reading. He never volunteers to read at school, yet he enjoys listening to stories. He says that reading is boring and dumb. Finally, his teacher asks why he dislikes reading and Henry explains that it doesn’t make sense. His teacher says not to worry that people learn to read at their own pace. Henry practices reading at home, reads signs and words around him, and gets more practice at school. At the end, Henry volunteers to read in class. I Don’t Like to Read! is a great book to read for beginning readers and those who may struggle, especially children with dyslexia. The book is simple, so it can be read aloud then the child can read solo.