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Stranded on a desert island, Josh and his dog Kip find a magic ring that might just help them get home...
Part of the award-winning “Usborne Very First Reading” series specially developed in consultation with literacy experts to help children learn to read.
Designed for a child to read together with an adult, allowing the child to gradually take a greater share of the story in each book to achieve confident, independent reading.
Features superb illustrations to accompany the rhyming story. Followed by fun puzzles to test comprehension and provide further practice.
Includes guidance notes for parents and teachers, with further extensive support on the Usborne Quicklinks Website.

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Book information

Age
3+
Key Stage
EYFS
Book Band
Red
Hardback
ISBN: 9781409530640
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Mike & Carl Gordon

Author information

Russell Punter

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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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.

Press reviews

“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.”

Quicklinks

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