Blue Book is the second reader of the Carden Reading Method. It adds the vowel alone, or short sound, to the two-vowel sounds the children experienced in Red Book. The ability to sound out words is just the first step toward becoming a proficient reader. Comprehension is key. While reading this book, your children will progress to understand that a specific statement is an expression of a general idea. Their vocabulary will grow, as will the ability to organize thoughts within the reading material. Ultimately, each child will come to associate the reading material with his or her own life experience, and merge them, a process that involves an emotional response to what is read. With these abilities, your students will come to genuinely read, and think!