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The Ant and the Grasshopper


First Reading Level 1
The Ant and the Grasshopper

  • Aesop’s charming fable retold for beginner readers to tackle with very light support.
  • Ant and Grasshopper can’t agree over how to spend the summer. Who will be right when winter comes?
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Includes several pages of reading-related puzzles.

Hardback with ribbon marker
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Age: 4+

Key Stage: KS1 E (info)

Lexile Measure: 100L (info)

Book Band: 4 - Blue

CEFR Level: A1 (info)

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9780746096536
32 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Katie Daynes

Illustrator: Merel Eyckerman

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It is a charming retelling of Aesop's classic fable, and not only does it have easy-to-read text for beginner readers, it also has fun puzzles to try after the story. Suitable for ages three to seven (Usborne First Reading Stories) A warming story combined with simple text and colourful illustrations to inspire any beginner reader.
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Children will be able to progress through Usborne's Reading Programme books as they develop in confidence. This book belongs to First Reading Level 1. Like the others, carefully chosen text is supported with beautiful full-colour illustrations in a small, hardback format. A real treat.
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