Sid is a rat at the tip, he lives there with his friends Cam and Tim. But while they sleep soundly in their snug beds Rick the cat is on the look out for some dinner. This exciting story is vividly illustrated by Tomislav Zlatic.
This is a Band 01B/Pink B book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which is a simple story with a familiar setting. This fiction book uses the focus phonemes s, a, d, t, p, i, n, r, ck, o, m, c, u, g and e. A picture of the tip on pages 14 and 15 shows all the rats' sleeping spots as well as Rick - on the hunt - to help children recap the story. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try In the Jungle (9780007512683) by Becca Heddle.
This is Book 72 in the Collins Big Cat Phonics Series. See all Collins Big Cat Phonics books here.
Paul Shipton is an award-winning children's author. He published his first children's book in 1991, (Zargon Zoo). He lives and works in Wisconsin, USA.More about Paul Shipton
Jane Clarke has been an archaeologist, a teacher and a library assistant, but is now a full time children's writer. She has more than 20 picture books and early reading stories in print, and lots of poems in children's anthologies. Jane loves to visit primary schools to share her books and to talk about being an author, and to run poetry and/or creative writMore about Tomislav Zlatic