Physical description

A school reader with a cardboard cover bound on the spine with two staples. The front cover has a silhouette picture in purple, green and cream of a boy with a dog and a little girl pushing a pram. There are 72 pages with illustrations and text throughout.

Publication type



The reader was the second in the series commenced in 1951 and was the official reading text for Grade 1 in all Victorian schools. This series of texts replaced an earlier set of Victorian Readers that were used in schools from 1924. The were all produced and published by the Victorian Education Department and were gradually phased out in the 1980s when different methods of teaching reading were introduced.