It's a Dog's Life by Michael, O. B. E. Morpurgo


It's a Dog's Life by Michael, O. B. E. Morpurgo

A funny, heartwarming animal story from a master storyteller, perfect for children learning to read. Lula always likes me to go with her to the end of the lane. She loves a bit of a cuddle and a lick or two before the school bus comes. Oh Russ, she whispers. A horse. It's all I want for my birthday. And I'm thinking - excuse me, but what's so great about a horse? Isn't a dog good enough? The touching tale of one girl and her dog exploring farm life, from Britain's best-loved children's author, Michael Morpurgo. 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.


Gentle and safe, this picture book's world, where the greatest conflict is cake falling on the floor, is an agreeable one. Booklist

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo (Author) Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books, many of them award-winning. His most well-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg, and a widely-acclaimed play at the National Theatre. In 2003 Michael became the third Children's Laureate, a position he helped create with the poet Ted Hughes. With his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, and for their pioneering work they were both awarded the MBE in 1999.Ian Beck (Illustrator) IAN BECK has worked as a freelance illustrator for many years (including such notable artwork as the record cover for Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album). Ian turned to writing and illustrating children's books when his own children were born.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

7th April 2016



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