The Wrong Kind of Bark by Garry Parsons, Julia Donaldson


The Wrong Kind of Bark by Garry Parsons, Julia Donaldson

A lovely, funny chapter book about a little boy and his puppy by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, perfect for children learning to read. Finlay is a real dreamer, and he's always getting things wrong. But when he brings his puppy into class it looks like he might have done the right thing after all. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. It features: varied sentences; detailed illustrations to enjoy; chapters; interesting characters and themes; a rich range of vocabulary; and, more complex storylines to stretch confident readers. All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Gold.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and spends a lot of time touring the country doing readings - and singing! Garry Parsons has previously illustrated several Egmont Banana books, including the previous book about Seamus and his ghostly friends - 'The Football Ghosts', 'The Wrong Kind of Bark' and 'A Family Like Mine'. Garry works on magazines, newspapers, advertising, packaging and of course children's books! The first picture book, 'Billy's Bucket', Garry illustrated was nominated for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2004 and for the Stockport Children's Book Awards. Garry lives in South London. Visit his website to find out more: Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

7th April 2016



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