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An exciting story to inspire beginner readers. Based on the principles of synthetic phonics, supports the "Letters and Sounds" programme used in thousands of UK primary schools. Child reads with an adult’s support, and gains practice reading tricky spellings – silent consonants in words such as knight, sign,
palm, thumb etc. Fun puzzles test understanding, and provide opportunities for discussion and further reading practice.

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Book information

Age
3+
Key Stage
EYFS E
Book Band
Green
Hardback
ISBN: 9781409507161
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Lesley Sims
Illustrator
Lee Cosgrove

Awards

US Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family 2011

Awarded to the Usborne Very First Reading series. For the Teachers' Choice Award, teachers who are also parents evaluate books, games, websites, electronics, and more — to choose the best tools for at-home learning.

Bronze Award in the 5-7 Educator Awards 2010

Awarded to the Usborne Very First Reading series. The award's aim is to identify and reward excellence in educational products that have been designed for children in Key Stage 1.

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“Thank you, Usborne, for producing a series of books that really work, that see story and content as important as skill level, and are genuinely engaging for children (and adults- I’m having a great time too!) Thank you for teaching my daughter to read.”

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