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Fat cat on a mat and other tales, with CD

Series: Phonics readers

Hardback with CD

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A collection of twelve lively stories with regular, repeated word sounds that are hugely appealing to children learning their first words. Very simple text encourages reading, helping children to sound out individual letters, then blend them together to make whole words. Contains a listen-along CD that brings the stories to life with charming readings. (This book contains the following Usborne titles: Big pig on a dig, Fat cat on a mat, Fox on a box, Frog on a log, Goose on the loose, Hen's pens, Mouse moves house, Sam sheep can't sleep, Shark in the park, Ted in a red bed, Ted's shed and Toad makes a road.)

Book information

Key Stage
Hardback with CD
ISBN: 9781409509233
Extent: 196 pages
Dimensions: 210 x 210mm
Phil Roxbee Cox
Stephen Cartwright

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“Fat Cat on a Mat”
My 20 month old loves this book so much that I have now hidden it from her : ) Charming as it is, 20 times/day for the past 2 weeks is making Mommy crazy! She talks about the "egg fall on fox head, oh no" in her sleep even. Excellent book.


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Resources for this book

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    Find out more about synthetic phonics in the parent’s area of the Usborne Very First Reading website.