See Me Run by Paul Meisel

Here’s a short but fun book reminiscent of Dr. Seuss’s Hop on Pop or P.D. Eastman’s Go, Dog Go!, in that it also has lots of repetition and mostly two- to five-letter words that are easier for ultra-beginner readers to recognise, thus helping to build up their reading confidence.

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It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee

The Wimbledons are sleeping when Wilma hears a spooky sound. As Walter discovers, it’s just Stanley, their dog, howling at the moon — no biggie, right? Well, that’s what you’d think until, one by one, their kids (Wendy, Willie, Wanda and Wylie — don’t you just love the alliterative names?) too get woken up by Stanley’s increasingly odd endeavours — fixing the oil tank and making catfish stew, among other things.

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