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A series of fun stories using very simple synthetic phonic-based text. Synthetic phonic learning is the process of reading by sounding the individual sounds of a word and then blending them together to read the word as a whole. With fold out flaps to make the reading experience more interactive. Written in conjunction with an educational psychology expert.

Book information

Key Stage
Book Band
Accelerated Reader level
0.5 LY
ISBN: 9780746077184
Extent: 16 pages + fold out flaps
Dimensions: 210 x 210mm
Phil Roxbee Cox
Stephen Cartwright

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“Big pig on a dig”
I have a four year old son with Autism. We picked this book from his shelf one night at bedtime. He started reading it to me. I was so shocked but I found this book to be a great book for him to read. It is a great fun book for a first time reader. He is learning three letter words at school but he read almost all the words in this book by sounding them out. I would like to get the two titles listed on the back of the book. They sound fun also.


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Resources for this book

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    Find out more about synthetic phonics in the parent’s area of the Usborne Very First Reading website.