I was delighted to receive another batch of unusual little reading books to review from Maverick Arts Publishing, a company which takes such excellent care in producing aesthetically pleasing picture books that are designed to engage younger readers.
This included a selection from the Pink band, which is the first stage in the series that is ‘banded for guided reading to the industry standard and edited by a leading educational consultant’. In my view this introduction to independent reading is probably the most crucial one because it helps new readers gain confidence and enjoyment.
As ever, these stories are simple, witty, repetitive yet eventful with familiar words reinforced and letter formation plus related activities included. The brightly coloured illustrations include plenty of additional information to keep the reader interested. I strong recommended these to all parents and teachers who want to make learning to read a fun experience.