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I Can Help: Pink B/ Band 1b

Collins Big Cat


No. of pages 16

Great for age 7-11 years

It's fun to help! Follow one boy as he helps his family over the course of one day in different parts of the home, and find out the different ways we can help each other in this illustrated non-fiction recount.

Pink B//Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions

Children can re-cap the stages of the day with the storymap on pages 14-15.

Text type: A story with a predictable structure and patterned language

Curriculum links: Citizenship: Taking Part


This book is part of a book series called Collins Big Cat .

This book is aimed at children in primary school. This book is part of a reading scheme, meaning that it is a book aimed at children who are learning to read. This reading book uses the phonics method. This approach concentrates on teaching children how to map between sounds and spellings, allowing them to decode written words into their constituent sounds. Phonics skill thus involves being able to split the written word 'cat' into the phonemes /k/, /a/, /t/, and to map from letter 'c' to phoneme /k/, from letter 'a' to phoneme /ae/ and from letter 't' to phoneme /t/. Decoding skill is useful when reading unfamiliar words which use regular spelling sequences.

There are 16 pages in this book. This book was published 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers .

Kate Leake studied Children's Illustration at the North Wales School of Art and Design and was runner-up in the 2004 Macmillan Prize for Illustration with THE BEST CHIP. She based the story on a childhood memory of dropping a chip on the floor of a restaurant and the trauma it caused her! ANTHONY ROBINSON writes children's books and teaches. He has lived and travelled all over the world, from his original home in Australia to Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe, from Japan to Edinburgh, and now lives in Cambridge. He is keen to give a voice to the voiceless, be they refugees who have fled their own countries, children living normal lives in vastly different cultures, or children living in difficult circumstances.

This book is in the following series:

Collins Big Cat
The Collins Big Cat series is a fully structured reading scheme with both fiction and non fiction titles. The series was designed to build speaking and listening as well as reading skills. Every book contains a unique reader response activity plus reading tips including suggested comprehension activities and curriculum links.

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