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Not since Adrian Mole opened his diary have the thoughts and innermost feelings of an adolescent boy been examined so precisely or with such heart. Stan is twelve, shy and a worrier, so the thought of a holiday in Italy with his friend Felix and Felix’s family freaks him out. He’s going though: we meet him at the airport drawing up a ‘duck-it’ list of things he hopes he’ll never have to do. Little does he know that he’ll tick off six out of ten of them on his holiday, and enjoy it too. The first-person narrative lets us in on all Stan’s thoughts, but he’s a good observer of others so we learn loads about the others in the holiday party too, kids and grown-ups. There are laugh-out-loud scenes and moments of pure agony, and through it all Stan is learning loads about himself and life in general. Honest, revealing, compassionate and so entertaining, this is a must read for all the Stans out there – adults, give yourselves a treat and read it too.
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. When Lenny flies a paper plane from his tower block to the neighbouring one, he has no idea what he started! Orange/Band 6 offers varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ a /j/ dge, g, ge /ee/ e, ey, y /l/ le /f/ ph /ch/ t, tch /oo/ u /igh/ y, ie /w/ wh Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.
The sixth and final title in this brilliant series about the No. 1 car spotter by a renowned Nigerian storyteller. Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is the No. 1 car spotter in the village - maybe even the world! And No. 1 is excited when he learns that a factory is being built in his Nigerian village. There will be jobs for the villagers, including No. 1's father. But strange things begin to happen: the goats become sick and the fish in the river are dying. What is going on? And can No. 1 put things right?
Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is the number 1 car spotter in the village - maybe even the world! The road through No. 1's village is full of holes. There are no cars for No. 1 to spot and no customers for Mama Coca-Cola's roadside cafe. Mama Coca-Cola tries to get the road fixed but she fails. Grandfather says, No. 1, you have a No. 1 brain. Use it to fix the road. What can a small boy do? On Cousin Homework's wedding day, No. 1 still hasn't come up with a solution, but he does figure out a way to get everyone to the wedding. And when Mama Coca-Cola asks him to sell her goat at market, he returns home with two goats instead. Finally he has a brilliant idea - one he is sure will get the road through his village mended.
Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is the No. 1 car spotter in his village - probably the world! In this fourth book about an endearing young African boy, No. 1, and his best friend, Coca-Cola, No. 1 befriends a couple of American visitors and teaches them a thing or two about goats. And his dream of going to school comes true as well. But learning to read and write means that No. 1 has little time at home and even less time to spend with his grandfather. And there is something very important to learn that only Grandfather can teach him.
Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is the number 1 car spotter in the village - maybe even the world! Trouble is brewing in No. 1's village - cars are being stolen from outside Mama Coca-Cola's chop house. No. 1 tries to catch the thieves by putting up roadblocks and making diversions. But things get worse. More cars are stolen and people stop going to the chop house. Soon Coca-Cola's mother will not be able to afford to send Coca-Coca to school. It's not long before cars are being stolen throughout the whole country! No. 1 - never one to sit back and let bad things happen - soon comes up with a better plan. He is now more determined than ever to catch those pesky car thieves!
Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is No. 1. He's the No. 1 car spotter in his village - probably the No. 1 car spotter in the world! This is the second book in this series about the irresistible No. 1, whose hobby is car spotting but who is also good at solving all sorts of problems for his village. What happens when a great-spotted leopard enters the compound to steal the goats, or when the river floods the road and a wedding party can't get across? What happens when the new modern house Mama Coca-Cola thought she wanted turns out not to be the house she wants after all? Who comes to the rescue each and every time? Why, it's No. 1, of course! But can he also make the fabulous Firebird stop in his village?
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is Number 1. He's the Number 1 car spotter in his village. The Number 1 car spotter in the world. The start of an exciting new series about the irresistible Number 1, whose hobby is car spotting but who is good at solving all sorts of problems for his village.
Based around the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence , these three stories expand the stories of the king, the queen and the maid in amusing and modern ways! Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly-illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence.
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