I have an old version of this story my mother bought for me, it's at least a 30-year-old book, so it's a little soft around the edges, yet I still keep it on my bookshelf. Reading is Fundamental was the focus of a PSA I saw on regular rotation when I was growing up in New York. Books are still valuable to me, and a fundamental start to learning a little bit of everything. I recently made this book part of an interactive reading lesson for one of my classes. I hope that at some point in the future I will be able to implement this book, or may be even To Kill A Mockingbird, another great story, as part of an actual reading lesson.