Collins Big Cat - If I Were Invisible: Band 18/Pearl
Aaron thinks he wants to be invisible and is down all the time. Will Dad’s wellness adventure help him to open up about his feelings?
Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books.
Pages 78 and 79 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall.
Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.
Kimberly Redway is an author based in Birmingham who currently works for West Midlands Police. She has been published twice with Count Your Blessings, which Harpercollins published. She also had Misfit published by Bloomsbury. She has worked with young people on a project called Objection to Perfection which created an anthology.
Kimberly was interested in exploring mental health for children and concentrating on building habits to enhance their life. She is encouraged by the way society is better able to discuss mental illness and tried to portray it in If I Were Invisible.
Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available.
Collins Big Cat is a whole-school reading programme that provides complete support for primary reading. Children will become fluent readers through hundreds of high-quality fiction and non-fiction banded books by award-winning authors and illustrators. In-depth teaching resources support you in developing and assessing key reading skills at all stages from early reading through to phonics, to guided, whole-class and independent reading for more confident readers.