How to Read a Story by Kate Messner

How to Read a Story

Written by Kate Messner
Illustrated by


How to Read a Story by Kate Messner

Step One: Find a story. (A good one.) Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.) Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.) Now: Begin. Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen and-finally-coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning.


There is a moment when a child first becomes a reader. That's the moment to capitalize on, as 'How to Read a Story,

. --The New York Times A primer not merely on how to read, but on how to read a picture book aloud and enjoy it. --School Library Journal The buddy system is celebrated along with the literary life. --The San Francisco Chronicle An entertaining and educational introduction and overview to the experience of tackling a new book. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Here's to the next generation of readers: may they love reading to each other, with exciting and confident voices! --GeekDad

About the Author

When Kate Messner was little, she used to follow her parents dinner guests around the house with piles of books, hoping for a read-aloud. These days, shes paying it forward, writing stories and sharing them with kids. Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and is especially fond of reading outside in the summertime.Learn more at Siegel was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in France. He is the illustrator of To Dance: A Ballerinas Graphic Novel, written by his wife, Siena Cherson Siegel, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book; Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta, written by Lisa Wheeler, winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award; the author of Moving House and several other graphic novels and childrens picture books. He lives in New York.

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32 pages


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Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st May 2015



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