A great space-age adventure on the far side of the moon, perfect for children learning to read.
Things are going badly at Mission Control. On the far side of the moon, a wheel has fallen off the spy-camera's Moon Buggy and the astronauts can't fix it. It's up to Ben to blast into space and save the day!
The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading.
Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories.
* Clear type
* Up to 8 lines per page
* Bright, appealing pictures for added interest
* A variety of sentence structures
* A wider range of vocabulary
* Strong themes and characters to discuss
All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading.
Book band: Purple
Kate Agnew is a children's bookseller and literacy consultant. She is also a published author and an editor of children's and young adult books ('Life and Death: A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose' and 'A Family Like Mine'). She manages a children's bookshop, and writes articles and reviews of children's books for the Guardian, The Times Educational Supplement, and the Bookseller among others. She was one of the biggest contributors to the Cambridge Guide to Children's Literature, and has been a judge for book prizes including the Smarties Prize. Frances Castle has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2005, after beginning her career in the computer games industry. She is inspired by comic book art and vintage children's books from the 50's and 60's, and loves good charity shop finds of old magazines, books and packaging. She has illustrated 'The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off' and Candlewick's 'Pop-Up' series. Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.