Series: Phonics readers
By Mairi Mackinnon
Croc is late for everything, even her own birthday party! She sleeps through her alarm, misses the bus, and what's worse, she has the hiccups. A surprise birthday present may be just what she needs... Young children will love the humorous rhyming text and lively illustrations in this hilarious picture book, brilliant for sharing together or for children who are beginning to read for themselves. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Also includes guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.
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.