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    • ISBN:9781445162867
    • Publication date:11 Apr 2019
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How Bear Lost His Tail

Independent Reading 11

By Mick Gowar
Illustrated by Andy Catling

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This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

A fun retelling of this Native American legend. Bear is tricked by Otter into fishing with his beautiful, long tail - and it ends up getting frozen and snapping off!

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

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  • ISBN: 9781445162850
  • Publication date: 26 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
Franklin Watts

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Mick Gowar, James Rey Sanchez
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, James Rey Sanchez
Franklin Watts

Romulus and Remus

Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
Franklin Watts

Leapfrog World Tales: Issun Boshi

Mick Gowar, Cosei Kawa
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Cosei Kawa

Exciting stories from around the world told in fewer than 180 words, suitable for children who are starting to read independently. The series introduces readers to stories from other cultures and encourages them to find where the story comes from on a map.This tale comes from Japan. Issun Boshi is a tiny boy, but he is very brave. He sets out to serve the emperor. Can he save the emperor's daughter from the evil ogre? The tale has echoes of Tom Thumb, another miniature hero with a gigantic heart!Puzzles at the back of the book encourage children to reread and retell the story in their own words, and helps build vocabulary by matching words to characters.

Wayland

Stan's Song

Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
Wayland

Rodeo Rider

Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Francois Hall

Buffalo Bob's Wild West Show has come to town and Stan wants to ride Mad Mickey the Mean Mustang!

Franklin Watts

Rock-a-bye Baby / Rock-a-bye Puppy

Mick Gowar, Christina Bretschneider
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Christina Bretschneider
Franklin Watts

Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Little Miss Muffet / Little Miss Mumpet

Mick Gowar, Jan Smith
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Jan Smith
Franklin Watts

Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep

Mick Gowar, A O'kif
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, A O'kif
Franklin Watts

Hopscotch Myths: Romulus and Remus

Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
Franklin Watts

Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard / Old Father Hubbard

Mick Gowar, Kate Edmunds
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Kate Edmunds

Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.

Franklin Watts

Leapfrog: Handyman Doug

Mick Gowar, Peter Cottrill
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Peter Cottrill
Franklin Watts

Tadpoles: Dad's Van

Mick Gowar, Rory Walker
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Rory Walker

Everyone is getting ready to go on holiday, but Dad's van won't start. Dad tries to push, but he needs help...

Franklin Watts

The Rowdy Romans:The Guard Dog Geese

Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Franklin Watts

The Rowdy Romans:A Runaway Donkey

Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry

Bright, page turning stories that bring history to life, with historially accurate information and fact sections to reinforce learning.

Franklin Watts

The Rowdy Romans:The Great Necklace Hunt

Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry

Bright, page turning stories that bring history to life, with historially accurate information and fact sections to reinforce learning.

Franklin Watts

Remember the 5th November

Mick Gowar, Mike Phillips
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Mike Phillips

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