You may recall that Elijah responded to Who Sank the Boat? with great interest when we first began reading it to him a year ago. He now knows it well enough that he can read it to himself.
If you didn't know any better, you would think he was reading it, as he is word-perfect. But the tell-tale sign for us is that his eyes don't always focus on the words as he's reciting. What is interesting though, is that he uses the pictures as a visual prompt. If he skips a page, he doesn't say what comes next in the story, he says the words that appear on that page. In fact, more often than not, he now says, "Oops! Skipped a page!" and goes back to where he should be.
No matter how independent he gets, he still loves having it (and other books) read to him.