As children read about Anna and Jack's birthday treat for Dad, they'll identify sight words and read simple sentences that promote reading fluency. It's Dad's birthday, and Anna and Jack try to figure out the perfect present for him. Should they make a cake? Write a card? Sing a song? In the end, they decide to bake cupcakes as a birthday treat, but they have to overcome obstacles along the way. This trusted brand now offers books in a beginning reader format to promote confidence and fluency. Simple sentences support beginning readers, and the book includes 20 flash cards to reinforce words like today, sugar, and surprise.