The Butterfly Mother and young aspiring reader 4 year old Caterpillar enthusiastically trialled our lower-banded Early Readers recently. At the end of August we will have a full 40 titles across 8 colour bands!
About the two pink banded books Laura said: ‘High frequency words are also listed at the beginning, along with helpful illustrations to demonstrate. Â The simple story then follows, with one line per page accompanying a lovely illustration and sometimes speech bubbles too. Â Even though my son is nowhere near reading yet he has shown an interest in words and often asks what things say etc so this was a new type of reading experience for us where by I pointed to each word as I read it to help familiarise him.’
About the red banded books: ‘Obviously very short and simple, the stories still had a very clear plot and are fun and humorous. Â The repetition is really useful too.’
About the yellow banded books: ‘Again, the stories are really cute. Â InÂ Izzy! Wizzy!, Izzy is a wannabe magician who wishes for lots of items which donâ€™t come quite true, itâ€™s only when she uses â€œpleaseâ€ with her wish does she get what she wants (a lesson Iâ€™m still trying to drum into my son). I love the realistic storyline ofÂ Can I Have My Ball Back?Â and the surprise invention at the end. Â The quizzes at the end are a great touch â€“ my son loves doing them.’
Read the full review here and enter the competition to win a set of 6 Early Readers!