Author(s): Shoo Rayner
When Cat and Dog play in the park, Dog gets into a mess. Cat tries to tidy him up, but ends up getting even messier! This funny story features the lively characters Cat and Dog. More stories about Cat and Dog can be found in "Collins Big Cat" guided reading series. The focus phonemes in this book are e, s and c (ck). Other phonemes practised are a, t, i, n ,c, o, r, m, d, g, u, l, h ,f and b. "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 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'.