Tom, Dad and Colin is based on the traditional tale A Man, A Boy and A Donkey, about a father, son and their donkey - called Colin in this version! On their travels they meet strangers who give them advice and they end up in a spot of bother!
This humorous story written by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler and charmingly illustrated by Tony Ross will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together.
The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonics progression in Letters and Sounds, enabling your children to read the stories independently.
Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
This is Book 10 in the Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales Series. See all Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales books here.
Already friends, Jan and Sara began working together when Jan's daughter was terrified of a lion-skin rug in a Chelmsford museum. The resulting story, Flat Lion, was never published, but they enjoyed writing so much that they persevered, even though their next attempt didn't get anywhere either. (Well it was about garden gnomes!) In between the cups of tea aMore about Jan Burchett
Nikki Gamble is Director of Just Imagine, an organisation which seeks to promote literacy using high-quality children's literature. Formerly a university lecturer and teacher, Nikki has worked in education for 40 years. She continues to work in schools on research and development projects. Nikki is co-author of the awards winning Guiding Readers: layers of mMore about Nikki Gamble
Thelma Page, an ex-teacher, has extensive experience and knowledge of using Oxford Reading Tree and has written many teaching guides for the series.More about Thelma Page