Nick has a dog named Tom. Nick and Tom like to help out. How do they help? Find out in this A-level decodable chapter book for early readers. This book uses a combination of short-vowel words and sight words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.