a friend of mine went op shop shopping and found this old reader dated around the 1920/30's her daughter that is in prep with Hugo loved it. all the words are phonetically based and She was able to independently read. it was a light bulb moment for her and she all of a sudden "got" reading. so now i am on the hunt for some old classic readers. maybe a little bit of old will help the newness of our reading here at home.