This is excellent value for money and useful for entertaining young children on long journeys. Each pack contains an "Usborne Young Reading" book and a CD or cassette. The CD/cassette features music and sound effects to accompany a reading of the book. There is also a straightforward reading of the book, with sounds to indicate a new chapter or when to turn a page. "Young Reading" books combine entertaining stories with easy-reading text and are specifically for children who have recently started to read independently. The series has been developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, a specialist in early reading.