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Aesop’s charming fable retold for beginner readers to tackle with very light support. Ant and Grasshopper can’t agree over how to spend the summer. Who will be right when winter comes? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. Includes several pages of reading-related puzzles.

Book information

Age
4+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
220L
CEFR Level
A1
Accelerated Reader level
0.5 LY
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746096536
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Merel Eyckerman

Author information

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

Press reviews

“It is a charming retelling of Aesop's classic fable, and not only does it have easy-to-read text for beginner readers, it also has fun puzzles to try after the story. Suitable for ages three to seven (Usborne First Reading Stories) A warming story combined with simple text and colourful illustrations to inspire any beginner reader.”
“Children will be able to progress through Usborne's Reading Programme books as they develop in confidence. This book belongs to First Reading Level 1. Like the others, carefully chosen text is supported with beautiful full-colour illustrations in a small, hardback format. A real treat.”

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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