Collins Big Cat -- I Want a Pet!: Band 05/Green, Volume 5

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Collins, 2005 - Pets - 96 pages
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'I want a pet! I want a pet! I hope I like the pet I get!'

When a boy goes to the Strange Pet Shop to find a pet, there's no knowing what he'll find there. He is very particular, and nothing at the Strange Pet Shop suits him until, at last the perfect pet comes bounding through the door!

* Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters.

* Text type - A poem with predictable structure and patterned language.

* At the end of the story is a poster advertising the Strange Pet Shop, which is ideal for further discussion and supporting further work outside the reading session.

* Curriculum links - Citizenship: Animals and us.

* This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

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About the author (2005)

Kay Umansky was born in Plymouth, England on December 6, 1946. She trained as a teacher and taught in primary schools for numerous years. She also acted and played music including performing in a soul band with her husband. Her first book, a collection of songs called Phantasmagoria, was published in 1985. She received the 1993 Nottinghamshire Book Award for Pongwiffy and the Spell of the Year, the 1999 Times Educational Supplement Junior Music Book Award for Three Rapping Rats, and the 2008 Stockton Book of the Year for Clover Twig and the Incredible Flying Cottage. In 2004, the Pongwiffy series was adapted for television by the animation company Telemagination.

Sarah Horne is a talented young illustrator with a weak spot for a good story and a nice cup of coffee! She graduated from Falmouth college of Art in 2001 and completed her Maters at Kingston University. Sarah lives in London.

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