This text was prepared by William Gross:
Literacy has always been a primary goal for Jews throughout the Diaspora. Even during he dark ages the knowledge of reading and writing was maintained. The study of the Holy texts was impossible without these skills and such study was the goal of every Jewish male. Education began at an early age. There are many books and single sheets in the Gross Family Collection that are testimony to the efforts made for teaching.
Composed to ease the difficulty of learning the Hebrew language, the book also has two of the three parts dedicated specificall to teaching children. This is an example of an early book for teaching Hebrew to the young