LOVE this series and so do my 6 and 4 year old sons. If you are looking for something to get an emergent/prereader going, this is the book series for you. Straight-forward lessons with practical and fun exercises keep the kids engaged while learning how to "explode" the reading code.
I think this series is wonderful! It teaches children in a fun manner. The phonics teaching is strong and can be used from pre-readers on. My daughter loves this series and also does more than I ask of her. She is presently working in Book 3. I am also using this series to tutor and am starting to use it with my pre-schooler. I would highly recommend this series.
My five year old loves this series- Ready, Set and Go for the Code. It's easy as a homeschool Mom to give her the instructions on what to do. It's a fun series for the child who likes to practice writing, but not too much. My daughter usually likes to do more than I have told her to do.