Handa carries seven delicious fruits to her friend Akeyo as a surprise, but meets some hungry animals along the way. READ AND SHARE is a unique first library for parents and children that helps build early readers' confidence. Grouped in four progressive levels, Read and Share books - available individually for the first time - are specially selected for qualities that encourage literacy skills and a love of reading. Sixteen top-quality books with notes for extending reading fun inspire the confidence parents and children need to experience the joys of reading . . . together. Plus an informative Parents' Handbook What is Read and Share? --An expert selection of sixteen high-quality picture books by superb authors and illustrators, featuring a multicultural array of subjects, including poetry and rhymes, traditional songs, stories, and information books --Four progressive levels - Beginnings, Early Steps, Next Steps, and Taking Off - each including four fabulous picture books --Two full spreads inside each book offering suggestions and activities inspired by the story, designed to help parents and children get the most out of each book - and build a foundation for reading success --A separate 24-page, full-color Parents' Handbook providing extensive practical information and detailed answers to many of the questions parents ask about encouraging their children's literacy.