White Band / Level 10
|Illustrator||Mona Meslier Menuau|
|Format||15x21cm, 32pg, SB|
|ISBN 978-1-84886-725-3 RRP £5.99|
Message in a Bottle
Jack and Harry send messages in bottles to each other, across the sea. One day, Harry’s bottles stop coming, so Jack goes to visit him and discovers Harry has a secret!
White Band Structure
- No specific phonic structure to these books, as children should be able to work out most reasonably common words without difficulty.
- Vocab choices are appropriate to this young readership and not too complex or demanding
- More scope for complex inference creeping in – e.g. sometimes the reader may need to read between the lines, or may know something the characters do not, or the author may set up unusual twist or surprise ending.
- Stories are slightly longer and more complex than before and bring in knowledge from outside the story in order to understand it.
- As above, though stories are becoming more varied in plot as well as sentence structure, sometimes including some more literary or stylised language where appropriate.