One of my first memories of reading is learning how to read a Dick and Jane book. Starting in the 1930's, Dick and Jane were popular characters in basic readers. The books were written by William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp and published by Scott Foresman. Other popular characters in the stories including Sally and Spot. Did you know that Spot was originally a cat?
Before We Read is a 1946 copy of The Basic Readers Pre-Reading Series. The book is in lesson form and allows children to use their imagination to tell the stories about Dick, Jane, Sally and Spot.