When a wee mouse meets a big, hungry monster on the road, he needs to think fast. This is a lively retelling of a traditional story by Martin Waddell.
* Red / Band 2B - A traditional story
* Text type - Fiction
* The focus phonemes in this book are sh, er, oa and ng. Other phonemes practised are ou (ground), th (this), th (thin), ee, w, oo (look), ie (lie) and ch.
* Children can compare and contrast the two main characters using the character summaries on the final spread.
* Martin Waddell also wrote Yellow 3 Horse Up a Tree and Blue 4 The Small Bun.
Martin Waddell is the Hans Christian Andersen Medal winner 2004 and two-time Smarties Prize winner. Among his many books for children are the Little Bear and Farmer Duck series. Martin lives in Newcastle in County Down. Martin Chatterton has written twenty children's books for a variety of age ranges and has illustrated more than eighty books for many other writers, including Roger McGough, Tony Bradman, Jon Blake, Tony Mitton and Michael Rosen. Now a full-time writer and illustrator, Martin has previously spent time as a graphic designer and a lecturer.