Everything about Mr Big is big. And ordinary pens just won't do; every time he tries to write, Mr Big's ordinary sized pens break. So Mr Big drives to the shop in his big car to buy a big pen. But size is not the only suprising thing about Mr Big's new pen.
*Blue/ Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language.
*Text type - A fantasy story.
*A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 provides a pictorial summary of the story in eight frames, an ideal cue for further discussion and activity.
*Curriculum links - Numeracy: Shape, space and measure.
* This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.
Hiawyn Oram has been writing children's books for more than 20 years, with more than 60 books published to date, including picture books, poetry, plays, young fiction, story collections, and the book and lyrics for two musicals. Hiawyn has also wriiten for children's television. She has been the recepient of many prizes and awards for her work, including being shortlisted for the UK Smarties Prize for her book, The Second Princess. She has recently published new Narnia picture books.