Sometimes that's not necessarily the easiest task. But with a pal like Jerry helping out, younger children will stay engaged.
Jerry's a darn good reader and can handle most any prose, but he's particularly fond of stories about extinct beasts - probably the reason he and Mr. Mike get along so well.
He's adept at reciting Mr. Mike's poems. He makes sure to recognize the author and illustrator of each book - and explaining to the children what that means. He pauses after every page giving every child time to enjoy the illustations.
Like Mr. Mike, Jerry ends each program with High-Fives and Fist Bumps.
This is one of Jerry's friends, the Oviraptor. She acts out a Mr. Mike story explaining how she was mistakenly named "egg thief" while teaching a valuable lesson on why you shouldn't pre-judge people...or dinosaurs.