A Japanese folktale retold with simple text to help beginner readers develop reading stamina. When Mrs. Ping wishes for a little child, that’s exactly what she gets. But there’s something very unusual about this particular boy. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. Available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).
Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.
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