As the parent of a struggling reader and as a reading tutor to struggling readers, the author formatted the books so that the child would read the word first before the child sees a picture of the word. A word will be read in a previous story or page, or the word will be read in the title of the story. Therefore, the child should read the title of the story before reading the rest of the text.

The artist, Sarah E. Cashman, has done a "yeowoman's" job in her illustrations. She has made the pictures fun and exciting yet she kept the information in the pictures limited so the child can not use the pictures as a crutch for decoding the words.