The Mermaid and the Octopus: Band 04/Blue by Julia Donaldson


The Mermaid and the Octopus: Band 04/Blue by Julia Donaldson

Read the fantasy story by Julia Donaldson about a mermaid and a greedy octopus, filled with colourful illustrations. * Blue/ Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type - A fantasy story. * The illustrations on pages 14 and 15 allow children to retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Art: Mother nature, designer; Citizenship: Choices

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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16 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

4th June 2012



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