Collins Big Cat - Finny the Fairy Fish: Band 08/Purple

Paperback

Finny is a rare fairy fish living on a Caribbean coral reef. He has never seen another fairy fish, until one day he sees himself in a conch shell mirror and realizes he is different from everyone else. Finny believes he is ugly and worthless, but his friends persuade him to leave the reef and journey to the deep sea where an elder dolphin explains to him that difference it to be celebrated.

Finny the Fairy Fish deals with themes of tolerance, belonging and celebration of diversity, using a Caribbean coral reef as the setting. The book introduces the types of creatures living on a reef and some of the threats facing the sea. It also encourages children to identify and talk about emotions.

Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary.

Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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.

RRP: £6.25

ISBN

978-0-00-841385-9

Publication Date

19-11-2020

Format

Paperback

Pages

24 pages

Dimensions

148x210mm

Author

Diana McCaulay, Illustrated by Stacey Byer, Prepared for publication by Collins Big Cat

Diana McCaulay is a Jamaican writer, environmental activist, and lifelong resident of Jamaica’s capital city of Kingston. She is the founder of the Jamaica Environment Trust, has written four novels, and numerous short stories and articles. Her upcoming book, Daylight Come, will be published by Peepal Tree Press in September 2020.Born in the Caribbean, Stacey Byer graduated with a degree in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She returned to her island Grenada to use her skills to promote art education in schools. She has illustrated many educational materials that have become a permanent part of the local school curriculum.

Product Description

Finny is a rare fairy fish living on a Caribbean coral reef. He has never seen another fairy fish, until one day he sees himself in a conch shell mirror and realizes he is different from everyone else. Finny believes he is ugly and worthless, but his friends persuade him to leave the reef and journey to the deep sea where an elder dolphin explains to him that difference it to be celebrated.

Finny the Fairy Fish deals with themes of tolerance, belonging and celebration of diversity, using a Caribbean coral reef as the setting. The book introduces the types of creatures living on a reef and some of the threats facing the sea. It also encourages children to identify and talk about emotions.

Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary.

Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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.

ISBN

978-0-00-841385-9

Publication Date

19-11-2020

Format

Paperback

Pages

24 pages

Dimensions

148x210mm

Product Description

Finny is a rare fairy fish living on a Caribbean coral reef. He has never seen another fairy fish, until one day he sees himself in a conch shell mirror and realizes he is different from everyone else. Finny believes he is ugly and worthless, but his friends persuade him to leave the reef and journey to the deep sea where an elder dolphin explains to him that difference it to be celebrated.

Finny the Fairy Fish deals with themes of tolerance, belonging and celebration of diversity, using a Caribbean coral reef as the setting. The book introduces the types of creatures living on a reef and some of the threats facing the sea. It also encourages children to identify and talk about emotions.

Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary.

Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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.

Author

Diana McCaulay, Illustrated by Stacey Byer, Prepared for publication by Collins Big Cat

Diana McCaulay is a Jamaican writer, environmental activist, and lifelong resident of Jamaica’s capital city of Kingston. She is the founder of the Jamaica Environment Trust, has written four novels, and numerous short stories and articles. Her upcoming book, Daylight Come, will be published by Peepal Tree Press in September 2020.Born in the Caribbean, Stacey Byer graduated with a degree in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She returned to her island Grenada to use her skills to promote art education in schools. She has illustrated many educational materials that have become a permanent part of the local school curriculum.