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WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.

A bright and lively workbook full of enjoyable activities to help children recognise letter-sounds and use them to write simple words. Lively colouring, drawing and copying activities provide an irresistible introduction to essential reading and writing skills.

Children will love the cheerful illustrations and colourful pages as they work through the activities, helping musical cats, elevated elephants and penguins in the park along the way. Includes stickers to add to the fun.

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Book information

Age
4+
Key Stage
EYFS
BIC CBMC
B5L79
Paperback
ISBN: 9781409545996
Extent: 128 pages + 16 pages stickers
Dimensions: 276 x 216mm
Illustrator
Fred Blunt

Author information

Mairi Mackinnon

Mairi Mackinnon has lived in England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain, and worked as an English teacher, translator and tour manager before joining Usborne. Over the years, she has edited Usborne books in English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Welsh. She has worked extensively on books for beginner readers, such as Usborne Very First Reading, and developed the Usborne English Readers series for young English language learners. She has also worked on the Usborne Foundation’s popular phonics game, Teach your Monster to Read.

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  • Teach Your Monster to Read
    If your child is just starting to learn to read, this free game will help give them speed and accuracy in recognising letters. Click on the link to find out more about the game.
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