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First Reading: Level Four. A classic tale of 3 bears and a rather picky little girl re told for younger readers. Building readers’ stamina still further with all 48 pages devoted to the story (up to 750 words). The narrative is more developed, there is more text on the page, and sentence structure and vocabulary are more descriptive. Original fiction, folk tales and fairytales coupled with terrific illustrations will provide plenty of variety for the reader. Will be enjoyed with equal enthusiasm if read alone or together with a parent.
The classic fable retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Toby Town Mouse loves to live the high life, while his cousin Pipin prefers a quieter country life. When the two visit each other's homes, will they realise that sometimes differences aren't always a bad thing? Vividly illustrated by Jacqueline East. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University.
The classic tale of The Three Little Pigs retold with simple text and delightful illustrations. When mum's house becomes too small, it's time for Pinky, Percy and Poppy Pig to build houses of their own. But will they chose their materials wisely and escape the Big Bad Wolf? First Reading Level Three titles help beginner readers develop reading stamina and include character sheets or maps and the main story. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
A classic fairytale retold for children growing in their reading confidence. Cunning Rumpelstiltskin tries to trick the Queen by challenging her to guess his rather unusual name, but will he succeed? Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. Series 1 is for children just beginning to read on their own.
The classic story of The Little Red Hen retold with simple text and delightful illustrations. The Little Red Hen works hard all year to grow grains of wheat to make bread. Not one of her friends is willing to help her, so do they deserve the delicious treat at the end? First Reading Level Three titles help beginner readers develop reading stamina and include character sheets or maps and the main story. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
The classic story of The Ugly Duckling retold with simple text for children just beginning to read alone. Accompanied by clear and vivid illustrations throughout. Attractive hardback book with ribbon marker. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Also available as an English Learner's Edition with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.
Young Reading: Series Three. A thoughtful account of the extraordinary life of Anne Frank for young readers. Titles in this 7th and final Level in the Usborne Reading Programme are for fully confident readers who still need to gain the stamina needed for standard length books. At 64 pages in length and up to 5000 words they use advanced sentence structure and vocabulary, and have more complex plots with subplots. Subjects include historical events, biographies and simplified versions of classic novels.
A gorgeous retelling of Frances Hodgson Burnett's poignant novel. The story of kind-hearted Sara Crewe and her struggles at boarding school, as she goes from riches to rags following the death of her beloved father. Elegantly illustrated by Kate Aldous. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.
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