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In The Pit and Pop Pop Pop!

Written by Georgie Tennant

Illustrated by Irene Renon

Part of the BookLife Readers Series

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In The Pit and Pop Pop Pop! Review

Featured Books for 5+ readers Reading Scheme

Reading Scheme : This book focuses on the phonemes /m/, /d/, /g/ and /o/

Pink level 1

Two stories in one. The first about a little boy called Sam who loses increasingly valuable things into a pit, from a tin to his father and the second story about a disastrous attempt by a father to make popcorn for his son Tim.

I loved the fact that both stories had a surprising ending. A lot of stories for young children have happy predictable endings, but here in the first story, the problem isn’t resolved, and in the second, there is a very amusing twist. I think this makes the stories more engaging and offers more to chat about. Both stories are very simply written with a clear font and perfectly phonetic language making the stories achievable for the emerging reader. I like the fact that although the text is simple, the illustrations are detailed enough to provoke discussion, particularly with the use of speech bubbles. There is a helpful list of hints in the front with guidance on vocabulary and phonemes. A lot of thought and planning has clearly gone into these stories, and I am sure they will make a valuable addition to the early years bookshelf.

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In The Pit and Pop Pop Pop! Synopsis

In The Pit

A tin in the pit. A pot in the pit. And a dog in the pit! How will Dad get all of these things out of the pit?

Pop, Pop, Pop!

Snacks are fun to make - especially when they go pop! What snack is Tim making with his dad?


This book is aligned with phase 2 of L&S

• 12 pages & 2 stories per book

• 3–5 words per page

• Mainly monosyllabic CVC words

• Repetition level: very high

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ISBN: 9781839274206
Publication date: 28/07/2021
Publisher: BookLife Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839274206
Publication date: 28th July 2021
Author: Georgie Tennant
Illustrator: Irene Renon
Publisher: BookLife Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Reading Scheme

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