2014 год. Blue Apple Books Will they meet in the street? Watch them skate through a gate! Does she know there's snow on her bow? Flip a page and watch a skate turn into a gate and then a plate in a crate! With bright art done in the Japanese anime style, each book in this interactive early reading series features three different word families. When kids flip the pages, they get a new word and image within that word family. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme, and help them connect words with similar long or short vowel sounds. This familiarity helps kids read a word they don't necessarily know.