Kate Ruttle - Zak's Robot - Hachette Children's Group

Zak's Robot

By Kate Ruttle

  • Paperback
  • £4.99

Fizz Wizz Phonics is a series of fun and exciting phonics books which explores key speaking and listening skills with very young children.

Zak's Robot supports the teaching of phonics at Phase One, looking specifically at oral segmenting.

Biographical Notes

Kate Ruttle is a freelance literary consultant and author. She is also currently literacy co-ordinator, special needs co-ordinator and deputy headteacher at a primary school.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750266550
  • Publication date: 27 Sep 2012
  • Page count: 24
  • Imprint: Wayland
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