The First Book is a great place to start – no matter what age or ability you are at in your reading. This books teaches many basic principles of reading that are summarized at the start of Book Two, but in a much more enjoyable, relaxed form. Sure – you may fly through the first 20-30 pages, but the practice and knowledge gained by starting here is well worth it.
In times past, we had a proper printed and bound copy of Picture Words to offer – but printing costs have quadrupled! Getting a proper copy printed now would cost $85+, which is just ridiculous. So, here’s my next-best option for those of you who don’t want to work with a digital download:
I can print the book on my own printer – though it won’t be waterproof printing. Then, each pair of pages will be inserted into heavy-weight, non-glare sheet protectors with 3-ring binder edges. I’ll mail the pages, enclosed in their protection, and you will supply the 3-ring binder.
This actually makes my books tougher than the original ones we had printed – AND – you can write on the pages with overhead pens or dry erase markers, wipe them clean, and do it again! Of course, if you or someone you know has a bit of tech-savvy, you can print the download and do this same thing yourself!
If I print, encase, and mail the book to you, it costs me $10 in time, $15 in printing, $25 in sheet protectors, and $12 in postage. That makes it a bit more expensive than the digital version, but still so much better than what the print shops are quoting me!