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The Brothers Grimm classic retold for beginner readers developing reading stamina through simple, repetitive text. Billy isn’t strong or handsome, but he is kind. One day, he is kind to someone who gives him the best present of his life – a goose. 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
470L
Book Band
Turquoise
CEFR Level
A2
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746096642
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 197 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Conrad Mason
Illustrator
Mike and Carl Gordon

Press reviews

“First collected by the Brothers Grimm, this German folk/morality tale is as relevant today as always. The very simple text is well supported by humorous and attractive colour illustrations. Part of this excellent first reading series that is very good value in sturdy hardback.”

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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