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When life on the farm becomes too dangerous for a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster, they decide to join a band – but the band are really a rascally gang of robbers! First Reading Level 3 are real books for beginner readers which develop reading stamina through simple, repetitive text. Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm and featuring the colourful illustrations of Mike Gordon. 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
370L
CEFR Level
A2
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746085431
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Mike Gordon

Author information

Zanna Davidson

Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction. Her stories for children include the Fairy Ponies, Fairy Unicorns and Billy and the Mini Monsters series for Usborne. She lives in the countryside in a cottage on the edge of some deep, dark woods with two small boys and her scruffy black dog, Fred.

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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