Blue Band / Level 4

AuthorKatie Dale
IllustratorKathryn Selbert
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/08/18
AR Rating
ISBN 978-1-84886-368-2         RRP £5.99

I Don't Care Said Big Bear


Big Bear doesn’t care about the other animals’ problems, so it’s no surprise when they don’t care about her problem! Can Big Bear change her ways?


  • 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.