Author(s): Shoo Rayner
Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4--7 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical teaching notes are included at the back of each book. Poor Ladybird is lost and flies around the garden looking for somewhere she can call home. Her early efforts are rebuffed by the other animals, until finally she finds somewhere she can be happy: a ladybird-patterned T-shirt, where other ladybird friends soon come to join her. The storymap on pages 14 and 15 shows the route Ladybird took in search of a home. This poignant story, written and illustrated by Shoo Rayner, is about finding a place where we feel safe and loved. It contains simple patterned, predictable language with strong picture support, and is an ideal springboard for structured speaking and listening activities.