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A lively retelling of Aesop’s fable about who is stronger - the sun or the wind. First Reading Level 1 are real books for beginner readers to tackle with very light support. Featuring the charming illustrations of Francesca di Chiara. Includes several pages of reading-related puzzles. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Book information

Age
4+
Key Stage
EYFS/KS1 E
Lexile Measure
180L
Book Band
Blue
CEFR Level
A1
Accelerated Reader level
0.4 LY
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746085288
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Francesca di Chiara

Author information

Mairi Mackinnon

Mairi Mackinnon has lived in England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain, and worked as an English teacher, translator and tour manager before joining Usborne. Over the years, she has edited Usborne books in English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Welsh. She has worked extensively on books for beginner readers, such as Usborne Very First Reading, and developed the Usborne English Readers series for young English language learners. She has also worked on the Usborne Foundation’s popular phonics game, Teach your Monster to Read.

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Press reviews

“For every parent, child and teacher weary of the monotony of the average reading scheme, Usborne’s First Reading series will offer rays of sunlight. The books are carefully levelled and offer a huge variety of accessible and fun, fiction and non-fiction.”

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  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.
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