Read Almost by Richard Torrey Online


Meet Jack.He's almost six years old. And that's almost grown up.After all, he can almost ride a big bike just like his older brother. And he almost never gets scared.This spunky little almost-six-year-old is ready to take on the world.Well, almost.Richard Torrey's sweetly funny tale is sure to resonate with any child who just can't wait to be big....

Title : Almost
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ISBN : 9780061561665
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Almost Reviews

  • babyhippoface
    2019-06-20 03:22

    Jack is almost 6. He's almost grown up. He's almost the best in his karate class, and he almost hit the game-winning home-run. Almost. The colorful illustrations reveal the truth behind each "almost" Jack states--he didn't almost hit a home run, he struck out, and when he almost made his own breakfast, he actually burned the toast and spilled the milk. This book is perfect for sharing with Kindergartners, either one on one, or as a group during units on growing.

  • Mel Ann
    2019-06-22 09:15

    Reminds me of what it is to live in a house with four boys who are brothers. My kids are so like this book.

  • Dolly
    2019-06-23 08:16

    This is a fun story that follows a young boy who knows that he's almost big enough to do a lot of things, but still has some growing to do. We've recently read two other books that feature Jack in his everyday life as an almost six-year-old, Why? and Because and we enjoyed reading them all together.

  • IrenesBookReviews
    2019-06-02 02:06

    Jack, who is almost 6, lists all the ways he is almost grown up. He can almost wear big clothes, except they are his big brothers and he wants them back. He can ride a bike, well almost as he falls off and gets chased by his big brother, the true owner of the now damaged bike. He also shows how he can make robots and almost ride a skateboard. I enjoyed the simple message of accepting yourself at the age you are at.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-06-22 09:05

    Almost six-year-old Jack lists all the ways in which he is almost a grown-up.Young children will relate well to this book. This book will work well for storytime. The illustrations are bright and colorful.Young Jack is almost six years old. That's almost grown up. He can almost ride a bike, and he almost never gets scared. This spunky little boy is ready to take on the world. Well, almost.

  • Erica
    2019-06-13 06:12

    Traditional Literature-Fiction-2009Jack is almost six and can almost do everything, but can't do anything perfectly. Shows the struggles of children trying to grow up, especially when they have a big brother that they want to be like. I liked to book, thought it would be a good one to talk about with children and the new challenges they face as getting they grow older.

  • Elaine
    2019-06-10 08:22

    An interesting story about an almost six year old boy name Jack who experiences a myriad of "almosts" at that age. The content is easy to follow with good flow of sentences. The preschool and toddler children enjoyed the storyline and illustrations. This encouraged a lot of observations and discussions from a shy and quiet crowd.

  • Matthew
    2019-06-08 10:09

    This is a great use of the word almost. The book literally takes less than five minutes to read cover to cover, but in that time you really get to see how the word almost changes the meaning of so much with almost no effort on the author's part. I could use this book with kids and then brainstorm other words that have similarly strong effects on the sentences they are added to.

  • Angel B
    2019-06-17 02:25

    So sweet! This book does a great job portraying how highly kids this age view themselves. My two year old ate it up and loved the illustrations. Definitely want to check out his other children's books.

  • Allison
    2019-06-17 06:02

    My former grammar-teaching self started making an imaginary lesson plan using this fun book before I snapped back in to my present-day vocation. Again, I don't believe Jordan completely "got" it, but I thought it was adorable.

  • Beth
    2019-05-25 08:04

    Very cute! Good for vocabulary.

  • Ed
    2019-05-28 06:22

    Great story. Reminds me of my 12 year-old (and myself, a little). A great bedtime read.

  • Kate Puleo Unger
    2019-06-15 04:03

    Very cute. So true.

  • Sheniqua
    2019-06-05 10:21

    Jack can almost do everything like wearing big clothes and riding big bikes. I really like the self determination and perseverance of this little boy.

  • Megan
    2019-06-05 03:17


  • Dee
    2019-05-27 01:58

    Children will relate to this book. Being children there are many things they can almost do, but can not, but a mother's love is never an almost.

  • Martha
    2019-06-07 08:15

    What a six year old can almost do.

  • Michelle Nero
    2019-06-10 05:00

    I've liked Richard Torrey's series for kids (Almost, Why? Because). Kids can relate . . . almost.

  • Ms Threlkeld
    2019-05-27 02:10

    This book had some funny/clever moments, but most of the time it felt repetitive. Good for younger siblings who are in a hurry to grow up.

  • Tina Bartholoma
    2019-05-30 10:25

    "growing up is rough, family support, mistakes happen"

  • Joellen Mccarthy
    2019-06-19 10:26

    A simple picture book with a powerful message. Another #growthmindset book.

  • Julie
    2019-06-13 04:02

    siblings, growing up

  • Michael
    2019-06-04 05:17

    Decent rumination on growing up. Nothing much though.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-28 09:04

    Cute picture book about having a brother and being almost old enough to do what you want.

  • Rachael
    2019-06-19 08:08

    it is a simple story that both of my children and I all enjoyed

  • Rachel Burt
    2019-05-26 10:23

    About a six year old boy and all the things he can 'almost' do. Cute, simple text and illustrations.