Some pets live in cages, some pets live in tanks. Some pets live outside. Pets is a book-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Yellow Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 108-word non-fiction book is suitable for ages 5 - 6.
Pets features a short, structured text with accessible vocabulary, has more variation in sentence structure with some repetition in patterns. Punctuation includes comma, full stops, exclamation and question marks, and direct speech.
Pets 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).
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.