From pigeons and elephants to parachuting dogs - millions of animals helped in both world wars. This non-fiction book, with fascinating photographs from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, focuses on the animals that were involved and their bravery in the face of battle.
* Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading
* Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level
* Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap
* The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers
* Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs
* Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation
* Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion
* Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension
* Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child
* This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader
Jillian Powell began writing with a big paper pad and coloured crayons when she was four. When she grew up, she started writing short stories and features for magazines and then began working on books for children. She has written over 250 books including picture books and rhyming stories on ghosts, pirates, scarecrows and a dancing hippo. She also writes information books on every kind of subject from food and festivals to baby animals.