My kids felt such pride after being able to read their very first book.
For each of them their first book was Mat, which is book 1 in the Bob Books Set 1.
Bob Books are written by Bobbi Lynn Maslen and illustrated by her husband. Each page is paced perfectly for the fledgling reader. There are not too many words on the page and the stories all end with "The End!"
The stories are charming and the kids love them! Each book adds a few new letter sounds and keeps familiar characters in the story. The second book in the series is called "Sam."
I highly recommend this set of books for any child who has learned their consonants and short vowels. Check them out! If you want to peek inside the books, amazon has some sample pages and also customer images posted from readers.