Just Read! - book review


Just Read! was written by Lori Degman and illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylor. I was provided with a copy of the book by the publisher, Sterling Children’s Books, in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.

About the book:

Learning to read is a big accomplishment, and this exuberant picture book celebrates reading in its many forms. In lively rhyme, it follows a diverse group of word-loving children who grab the opportunity to read wherever and whenever they can. They read while waiting and while sliding or swinging; they read music and in Braille and the signs on the road. And, sometimes, they even read together, in a special fort they’ve built. The colorful, fanciful art and rollicking text will get every child more excited about reading!

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My review:

Just Read! is such a fun book for children beginning to read. As my girls get older I miss sing-song lyrical picture books. The author perfectly captures the love of reading, and the illustrations are bright and colorful and have so many little details to catch. I feel like each time you read, you’d be able to find something new on the pages. Definitely a book that would be a good addition to a classroom library… and for read aloud story time at home.

About the author:


Lori Degman is the author of 1 Zany Zoo (Simon & Schuster), Cock-a-Doodle Oops! (Creston Books), Norbert's Big Dream (Sleeping Bear Press), and the upcoming Like a Girl (Sterling), and Travel Guide for Monsters (Sleeping Bear Press).  Lori was a teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing and is now a full-time author.  She lives in a northern suburb of Chicago, IL.  Visit Lori online at loridegman.com.

About the illustrator:

Victoria Tentler-Krylov grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and studied architecture and urban design at Cooper Union and Columbia University. Victoria's artwork has been published by Pink Giraffe Books in Russia and by Spider magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Flutter Magazine in the US. Her first book, a picture-book read-aloud of Peter Pan, was published by Quarto. She lives with her family just outside Boston, MA. Visit Victoria online at cargocollective.com/victoriakrylov.