Collins Big Cat: The Steam Train: Band 04/Blue by Ian Whybrow, Rosalind Hudson


Collins Big Cat: The Steam Train: Band 04/Blue by Ian Whybrow, Rosalind Hudson

The steam train is pulling out of the station, it heads to the hills, into a rainstorm, through a tunnel and out the other side into the sunshine and to the seaside. Follow the rhythm and the rhyme of this simple poem and travel with the train on its wonderful adventure, beautifully illustrated by Rosalind Hudson. * Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type: A poem. * A map of the journey the steam train takes on pages 14-15 helps children to recap the poem and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links: Music

About the Author

Ian Whybrow's many popular successes range from picture books to novels for older children. Best known for his original humour, he always writes with adult readers as well as young ones in mind. He has a brilliant ear for voices, and takes pride in the fact that his work reads aloud very well. 'I loved being read to as a child,' he says. 'And I loved the sense that my parents were enjoying it too. For me, that's the acid test for any book - that there's something in it for everyone to enjoy.

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16 pages
Interest Age: From 4


Ian Whybrow, Rosalind Hudson
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Publication date

5th January 2010



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