How do animals escape from different kinds of attack? From octopus ink to possums playing dead, to skunks making a stink, it's all in here. Animal Escapes is a book-banded reading book for more confent readers, carefully levelled at White Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 802-word non-fiction book is suitable for ages 7 - 8. Animal Escapes features a more demanding text with extended vocabulary and literary devices. It has more clauses in sentences, the use of metaphor is introduced, and the story plot is more involved. Animal Escapes 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).
John Townsend is a full-time writer who focuses particularly on helping boys enjoy reading. Before writing full time, John spent 25 years teaching in schools; he has been Head of Drama, a Special Needs Coordinator and also the resident writer/storyteller in a primary school. As a writer he visits schools regularly to talk to children about his books. He runs boys literacy projects and has been named a 'Reading Champion' by the National Literacy Trust.