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Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4–11 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children’s authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical guided reading notes are included at the back of each book.
This wordless, picture story follows Granny's race against the clock. It's two o'clock and Granny has just one hour to reach her destination. As the minutes tick by, the story shows Granny's increasingly imaginative modes of transport, from skateboard to jet pack, before revealing why she is in such a hurry – it’s her grandchild’s birthday tea.
Pages 14 and 15 show Granny's pictorial recount of the different forms of transport she used. This story is paired with a non-fiction book on the same theme: Party! by Maoliosa Kelly (Band 0/Lilac).
Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.
- ”Though structured with the progression and security of a reading scheme, the Big Cat readers are books that stand as good titles in their own right. Collins”latest offering consists of 40 titles for key stage 2.The line-up of authors is impressive, with contributions from established writers such as Margaret Mahy and Jeremy Strong… Subject matter is well matched to the interests and curriculum of primary children…These books have child appeal within a well-structured scheme, complete with banding and notes for guided reading.From TES Magazine, Feb 16 2007