Series: Picture books
By Mairi Mackinnon
A wonderfully atmospheric retelling of Aesop’s classic fable, retold specially for children. The sun knows he’s strong, but the wind thinks he’s stronger. Who will win? This gorgeously illustrated picture book is a joy to share together, and young readers will enjoy reading it alone to build their confidence.
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.
“I can see how a child learning to read would find these two good books. The pages are wonderfully illustrated and the words simple enough for early readers to build their confidence. I like how, for older children, there are loads of things that can be done with these books to extend learning and lots of talking points to explore.”
Let them be small