Out and about! forms part of the Smart-Kids Read series designed to help children learn to read confidently and to enjoy reading. Smart-Kids Read is divided into four clear levels according to stages in reading development. Level 2 (Getting Going) is for children who are ready to read sentences. The words tell the story and the pictures add to the storyline. There are four engaging books to choose from in Level 2 – Out and about; Food fun; Bugs and animals; Places I go. Once a child can read short paragraphs they are ready to follow the adventures of the loveable Smart-Kids characters in Level 3.