(back cover) Doc Block is an amusing story that teaches kids the "short-i," the "short-o," and the "short-u" vowel sounds READING SUCCESS IN EASY STEPS Learn the sound: read the word. Educators and parents know that a phonics-based approach to reading works. Each Barron's Reader's Clubhouse book emphasizes one vowel sound or combination to build young readers' skills and confidence. Two nine-book sets help kids progress from easier to more advanced reading 5 books cover a single short-vowel sound 4 more books put all the sounds together 5 books cover a single long-vowel sound 4 more books put all the sounds together Fun" fiction "titles feature lively illustrations and a brief activity that relates to the story High-interest" nonfiction" titles are illustrated with photos, and include plenty of "fun facts" " Kids, Parents, and Teachers" Go to www.barronsclubhouse.com for puzzles, activities, reading tips, games, classroom ideas, and information on joining" Barron's Reader's Clubhouse."Marx, David F. is the author of 'Doc Block' with ISBN 9780764132889 and ISBN 0764132881.