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Aesop’s charming fable retold for beginner readers to tackle with very light support. It’s tough in the wild, whether you’re a tiny mouse or a big, scary lion. But friends can be found in the strangest of places. 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
420L
Book Band
Green
CEFR Level
A1
Accelerated Reader level
0.8 LY
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746096604
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Frank Endersby

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.

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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