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Written by Enid Richemont
Illustrated by Maxine LeeWrite A Review
A surprisingly different newcomer joins Ahmed’s class!
Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.
Young readers will immediately spot that the new boy is strikingly different since he is bright green! This is amusingly never referred to in the text and we see Ahmed trying his very best to make the new boy feel included. But as the repetitive refrain tells us, Zab was not good at drawing, eating, singing or even sitting. But luckily, he is very good at playing and he helps Ahmed score a great goal and we can see their friendship is secured. As a Reading Champion text carefully levelled for Book Band Yellow 3 this lively story is designed for children working at that level in class to read independently; building their confidence and reading enjoyment. Children will empathise with the experience of being new to school and enjoy imagining how they would feel if an alien joined their class. A lovely Story Trail feature allows the child to retell the story in their own words developing recall and sequencing skills. At the back of the book there are useful guidance notes explaining how parents and carers can make the most of the reading experience with tips on how to support comprehension and some fun extension activities they can try. Yellow Band texts begin to introduce punctuation marks and Zab’s antics give plentiful opportunities for exclamations! Beautifully designed and with vibrant, witty illustrations, this is a fun read that will really engage and encourage beginner readers.
Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
In this story, there is a new boy in Ahmed's school - and he is out of this world! Will the teacher notice that her new student is really an alien?
|Publication date:||27th July 2017|
|Publisher:||Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, Reading Scheme, School Stories|
Although I've lived for most of my life in north London, I was born and grew up in South Wales. My mum read to me a great deal,and I think it was from her that I developed my love of language. I also enjoyed drawing and painting, and eventually won a scholarship to study at Dublin College of Art. When I came back from Eire, I first worked as a teacher in a Rudolf Steiner school. Then I came to London and took a number of strange jobs, including reading aloud to a blind writer and typing out his ...More About Enid Richemont
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