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Also available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio). A retelling of an African folktale about how the first, littlest giraffe became tall after a chance meeting with a wise old man. First Reading Level 2 are real books for beginner readers ready to tackle more complicated storylines and sentence structures. Featuring the colourful illustrations of Laure Fournier. 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
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
380L
Book Band
Orange
CEFR Level
A1
Accelerated Reader level
0.5 LY
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746085356
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Lesley Sims
Illustrator
Laure Fournier

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.”

Resources for this book

  • 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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