There was once a woman who baked the best cakes in the whole world. The fairies loved her cakes. But they didn't want to buy them and the woman was far too clever to let anyone steal them. So the fairies decide to steal the cake-maker instead! What follows is a hilarious account of how the woman manages to escape the greedy fairies' clutches.
This is a Band 09/Gold fiction book which offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. This is a traditional story with a story map on pages 22 and 23 that tracks the comings and goings of the unfortunate fairies to help children retell the story in their own words. This book supports learning around personal and social development and will encourage children to recognise what they like and dislike, what is fair or unfair and what is right or wrong. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery and quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For another story in this Collins Big Cat book band for guided reading, try Animal Ancestors (9780007187010) by John Hughes.
This is Book 401 in the Collins Big Cat Series. See all Collins Big Cat books here.
Rose Impey has been writing for children for over thirty years in which time she's had well over a hundred books published. She writes for all ages: picture books, early readers, older fiction and novels for young and pre-teens. She has made a specialty of rewriting traditional stories eg The Orchard Book of Fairy Tales. Before becoming a writer Rose was a p...More about Rose Impey
Rose Impey was born in Northwich, Cheshire. When she first left school she worked in a bank, but soon realised this was not for her, and went back to college to train to be a primary school teacher. Rose spends a lot of time visiting schools to read her work. Her books are widely published worldwide, including the United States, Australia, France, Denmark, G...More about Mr. Nick Schon