For Ages
4 to 6

Ready? Set. Puppies! (Raymond and Roxy) is a part of the Step into Reading Step into Reading®(Step 2) collections.

The puppies are coming! This Step 2 is perfect for readers age 4 to 6 and captures the anticipation of waiting for your best friend's dog to have puppies. Will Raymond get to keep one?

Raymond and Roxy love playing together—and so do their pets! One day, Raymond learns that Roxy's dog, Flo, is going to have puppies! Raymond does everything fast so he can hardly wait. How long will it take those puppies to be born? And will his parents say yes to a puppy of his very own?

Twenty years after Ready? Set. Raymond! was published, Vaunda Nelson and Derek Anderson continue the adventures of Raymond and Roxy!

Look for all of the Raymond and Roxy stories:
Ready? Set. Raymond!
Ready? Set. Birthday!
Ready? Set. Rides!
Ready? Set. Puppies!

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

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