We are not fond of Rat!
Part of the Collins Big Cat Phonics series
Early Years - Key Stage 1 Learn More
Poor Rat! No one wants to be his friend. But when the other animals see how sad he is, they all try to make him feel better.
This gentle rhyming story is written and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.
The focus phonemes in this book are qu, th (them) and ch.
Other phonemes practised are sh, th (thin), ng, ee, z, w, oo (look), ie (lie) and y. "Collins Big Cat Phonics" decodable readers provide fiction and nonfiction especially written by top children's authors.
They allow children to practice the phonemes they have learned, while enjoying a rich reading experience.
This helps every child learn how to: read the letters that represent the sound, blend the sounds through the word, and read the word.
The featured authors include Emma Chichester Clark, Martin Waddell, Shoo Rayner, John Foster, Malachy Doyle, Paul Shipton and Nic Bishop.
It also features illustrations that do not distract from the text or act as picture cues, ensuring that children have to read every word.
A special Reader Response spread at the end of the story supports comprehension and 'next steps'.
Ideas for using the book in small group and independent reading are at the back, right at your fingertips.