Daz the little dump truck is stuck in the mud. Can Dex the digger and Sam pull him out of the mud? Dex the Digger is a phonics-based reading book. Beautifully illustrated throughout, 294-word fiction story features a fully decodable text, suitable for ages 6 - 7. Dex the Digger covers the second set of graphemes that children meet in Phase 4 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme. Dex the Digger is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured reading programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels (covering Letters and Sounds Phases 2 to 5) and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).
Jill Atkins is a prolific children's author and to date has had over 50 books published, for a variety of ages. Jill began her career as a teacher, but her interest in being a children's author saw her successfully complete an MA in Writing for Children at Winchester University. In the past she has lectured part-time on the subject of early childhood, and she is a member of the Society of Authors and the Children's Book Circle.