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Tadpoles and other stories

Tadpoles and other stories

Donaldson, Julia

The Children's Laureate and best-selling author of 'The Gruffalo', Julia Donaldson, has carefully created the 'Songbirds' series to support children who are learning to read. It builds children's confidence through a clear phonics development with gradual progression

Book. English.
Published Oxford University Press, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Julia Donaldson
ISBN: 0192793012, 9780192793010
Physical Description: 110p : chiefly col. ill. ; 220x200mm. : 274gm.
Series: Songbirds phonics ; 6
Subject: Children's stories, English.; Readers (Elementary)
Series Title: Songbirds phonics.


Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading.

This Level 4 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success:

·Queen Anneena's Feast

·Spike Says

·The Wrong Kind of Knight

·Moan, Moan, Moan

·The Snake and the Drake


The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers.

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"Songbirds Phonics is a pedigree scheme worth every penny for helping children get to grips with words, sounds and spelling patterns, and to inspire a love of reading . . . Julia Donaldson has described Songbirds as her 'proudest achievement' and it is easy to see why."
John Dabell, Teach Primary