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A farmer and his wife long for a son, “even if he’s no bigger than a thumb!” They certainly don’t expect their wish to come true... A classic English folk tale specially retold for young children and illustrated with bright, stylish pictures. Ideal for independent readers who are ready to move on to longer stories, this book can also be read aloud and enjoyed together.

Book information

Age
4+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
500L
Book Band
Turquoise
BIC CBMC
C3N79
CEFR Level
A2
Hardback
ISBN: 9781409550778
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Wesley Robins

Author information

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

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