Don't let this title fool you. This book is pretty thick. HOWEVER, this is a wonderful resource that teaches children to read. I'm using this to teach my 3 year old brother how to read, and he's starting to catch on. The way this book breaks down phonics and how to read is very refreshing and is easy to grasp for children. By the end of this book, a child should be able to read at a 2nd grade level. Pick this up if you want a good resource to teach a child to read, or to help a child struggling to read.