This is one of 4 short a books that are designed to give beginning readers the opportunity to practice sounding out and reading words that emphasize the short a sound. These books can be downloaded for use in the classroom, for students to take home for practice, and for homeschool use. Each story is 12 pages long in addition to a word list and 4 comprehension questions at the end of each story. Check out the other short vowels stories at R & R Learning Express. IMPORTANT, when printing the stories choose booklet on your printer so they will print in booklet form.