Blue Band / Level 4

AuthorLou Treleaven
IllustratorDavid Creighton-Pester
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/08/2017
AR Rating
ISBN 978-1-84886-295-1         RRP £5.99

Fast Fox and Slow Snail


Fast Fox and Slow Snail go for a walk in the woods together.  Fast Fix likes to run but she loses Slow Snail! Is Slow Snail really lost or does he just like to go slow?


  • 1 Story
  • 32 Pages
  • L&S Phase 4/5
  • Quiz
  • High Frequency Words
  • Speech Bubbles

Blue Band Structure

  • 150-200 words, one story per book with a quiz.
  • Words covering the phonic patterns introduced at earlier levels, plus blending two or three consonants at the beginning, middle or end of words (e.g. stick, strap, stamping, wasp). 
  • Up to three lines of text per page. Sentence structures can now be more varied than at earlier levels, though still simple and speechlike.
  • There is beginning to be more variety in the types of story included, with scope for some that are less familiar in setting.