Floppy has a big bone, but then he wants one even bigger. "Read at Home" is a new series designed for young, beginner readers. It features all the popular Oxford Reading Tree characters in 12 exciting stories specially written for parents to support their children's reading at home. These entertaining stories, with real life and fantasy adventures, are carefully graded across 4 levels, and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. "Floppy and the Bone" is Level 2c for children starting to read - those children who can recognize a few words by sight, can use pictures to help read simple sentences, and know some letter sounds. The story has a high degree of patterning and vocabulary repetition with one to two sentences per page. It retells the fable "The Dog and the Bone" as an everyday story, so there are opportunities for children to compare the two stories. Level 2 corresponds roughly to ORT stage 2-3.