Collins Big Cat - Count Your Blessings: Band 17/Diamond

Paperback

Kirsten wishes she could be like new girl Jennings, especially now she’s lost her best friend Ruby to her. But when Kirsten finds herself in Jennings’ body after making a wish, will her new life be all she expected?

Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.

Text type: A contemporary story

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

Count Your Blessings was written to explore the idea of accepting yourself and focusing on your identity. It can be easy to begin to think other people’s strengths are what you should possess or attempt to acquire. You can now see people’s lives with a click of a mouse, and you might think you need to change. The central character, Kirsten, had the chance to experience that difference for herself. If there is a message at all, it is to be yourself. Especially as a child, you are changing all the time, but Kimberly believes it’s important to keep your eye on the person you are, even as you develop.

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: £7.50

ISBN

978-0-00-844072-5

Publication Date

10-01-2022

Format

Paperback

Pages

56 pages

Dimensions

148x210mm

Author

Kimberly Redway, Illustrated by Derren Toussaint, Prepared for publication by Collins Big Cat

Kimberly Redway is the author of the book Misfit and has carried out creative literature projects for young people. These projects included an anthology, Objection to Perfection, and Coquettish Professional, a magazine for writers based in Birmingham.

Product Description

Kirsten wishes she could be like new girl Jennings, especially now she’s lost her best friend Ruby to her. But when Kirsten finds herself in Jennings’ body after making a wish, will her new life be all she expected?

Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.

Text type: A contemporary story

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

Count Your Blessings was written to explore the idea of accepting yourself and focusing on your identity. It can be easy to begin to think other people’s strengths are what you should possess or attempt to acquire. You can now see people’s lives with a click of a mouse, and you might think you need to change. The central character, Kirsten, had the chance to experience that difference for herself. If there is a message at all, it is to be yourself. Especially as a child, you are changing all the time, but Kimberly believes it’s important to keep your eye on the person you are, even as you develop.

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

978-0-00-844072-5

Publication Date

10-01-2022

Format

Paperback

Pages

56 pages

Dimensions

148x210mm

Product Description

Kirsten wishes she could be like new girl Jennings, especially now she’s lost her best friend Ruby to her. But when Kirsten finds herself in Jennings’ body after making a wish, will her new life be all she expected?

Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.

Text type: A contemporary story

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

Count Your Blessings was written to explore the idea of accepting yourself and focusing on your identity. It can be easy to begin to think other people’s strengths are what you should possess or attempt to acquire. You can now see people’s lives with a click of a mouse, and you might think you need to change. The central character, Kirsten, had the chance to experience that difference for herself. If there is a message at all, it is to be yourself. Especially as a child, you are changing all the time, but Kimberly believes it’s important to keep your eye on the person you are, even as you develop.

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

Kimberly Redway, Illustrated by Derren Toussaint, Prepared for publication by Collins Big Cat

Kimberly Redway is the author of the book Misfit and has carried out creative literature projects for young people. These projects included an anthology, Objection to Perfection, and Coquettish Professional, a magazine for writers based in Birmingham.