J, reading one of his favorites - More Fun with Maisy. Lucy Cousins' Maisy books are the first "series" books that J has gotten into. I think he can easily relate to Maisy and her friends: they take walks, go to the library, play at the park, etc. I'm happy to see him so attached and interested in a book and its characters. The Maisy books are excellent examples of quality books that promote pre-reading skills: the lift-the-flap format of some of them promote Print Motivation; they introduce new Vocabulary; and the sequence of many of the stories teach Narrative Skills. Hooray!