Penny's friend Mateo is adopting a dog! Mateo is determined to be a good dog owner. Luckily, he can use his purple skills! He asks questions about the puppy's food, works hard to take care of the puppy, and uses his voice to make sure the puppy feels safe. Best of all, Mateo, Penny, and the new puppy get to be themselves and have fun together! Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart are bringing their inclusive purple world to Step into Reading with a joyous message of embracing the things that bring us together as humans, while celebrating what makes you uniquely YOU! Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.