The Grizzly, Grumpy, Grouchy Grog is one of the Itty Bitty Phonics Readers by Creative Teaching Press. The story itself is only eight pages long.
What I really like about these books is just how they are set up. Each book has a purpose vowels (short and long) , consonants, and blends. Inside the book the pictures are blank so that each child who has the book can personalize and make the book special for them.
The book says it is for grades K-1 but this would be a nice beginning book for parents/teachers/guardians to read with their younger children. This will get them more familiar with the story and they would be able to learn the words quicker and be able to put the pictures with the words.
The book also has a page to have the children use their imagination and create their own book. It also comes with a list of vocabulary words that are in the story!
I believe that reading is key! Any chance you get, read and talk to children!! No matter what age they are. Children need all the vocabulary you can give them!