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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: 9780746077283
Extent: 16 pages + fold out flaps
Dimensions: 210 x 210mm
Phil Roxbee Cox
Stephen Cartwright

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“toad makes a road”
I think that this book is a great book because I can read it a bit and apart from that I think the book helps me with my spelling. My favourite bit of the book is when he actually makes the road I also like when there was pop outs and big pictures. I wish I made a road just like toad the frog(toad).


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Resources for this book

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