Monty Wins the Cup by Jake Sparks


Monty Wins the Cup by Jake Sparks

A gloriously inventive story of rip-roaring racing cars and chocolate milkshake by Jake Sparks, perfect for children learning to read. When Danny Crankshaft's inventor parents build him a racing car for his seventh birthday, he doesn't realise how much it will change his life. Because Monty is more than your average car. Not only does he run on chocolate milkshake instead of petrol, he can actually talk by revving his engine. But when Danny and Monty enter the Tooting Wallop Cup, they find themselves up against Hugo de Horrible - the nastiest man in town. Can Monty win the cup, or will Hugo's cheating ways let him lift the prize? 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 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. It features: clear type; up to 8 lines per page; bright, appealing pictures for added interest; a variety of sentence structures; a wider range of vocabulary; and, strong themes and characters to discuss. 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: Purple.

About the Author

Jake Sparks grew up next door to a famous racing driver. He always wanted to be one himself, but ended up designing cars instead. Now he lives close to the famous Silverstone race track, and can often be seen in the stands watching the race. Kimberley Scott is a freelance illustrator and designer, working in the world of children's books, greetings cards, puzzles, licensing, calligraphy and more. She lives and works in London, from her riverside studio, with a constant supply of green tea and pick-and-mix sweets to keep the creativity flowing! 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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