A sweet chapter book about an adventurous fox cub by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, perfect for children learning to read. Frisk the fox cub loves exploring! When he and his family move house, he finds lots of exciting things to discover in town. Then he follows Jenny to school one day, and what he learns there comes in very useful. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. It features: varied sentences; detailed illustrations to enjoy; chapters; interesting characters and themes; a rich range of vocabulary; and, more complex storylines to stretch confident readers. All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: White.
Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and spends a lot of time touring the country doing readings - and singing! Lucy Richards has always loved art and after winning an award from Hallmark for her final university show, it didn't take long for her to establish herself as a much-loved illustrator within children's publishing. As well as 'Night Monkey Day Monkey', she has also illustrated two Reading Ladder books - 'Mairi's Mermaid' by Michael Morpurgo (best-selling author of 'War Horse') and 'The Quick Brown Fox Cub' by Julia Donaldson (best-selling author of 'The Grufallo'). She lives in Bristol. Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.