The sun is shining so let's go to the seaside! A Great Day Out is a book-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Blue Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 199-word first person account is suitable for ages 5 - 6. A Great Day Out feaures a longer, less structured text with a more flexible vocabulary. There is variation in sentence patterns and content, little repetition, and longer language patterns. It has a full range of punctuation. A Great Day Out is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).
Helen Orme is author of over 40 books for both children and young adults. Her many publications include the popular girls' series Siti's Sisters, written for reluctant readers. Before becoming a writer and consultant Helen taught as a Special Needs Co-ordinator in a large comprehensive school.