A funny, heartwarming animal story from a master storyteller, perfect for children learning to read.
Lula always likes me to go with her to the end of the lane. She loves a bit of a cuddle and a lick or two before the school bus comes.
“Oh Russ,” she whispers. “A horse. It’s all I want for my birthday.” And I’m thinking – excuse me, but what’s so great about a horse? Isn’t a dog good enough?”
The touching tale of one girl and her dog exploring farm life, from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo.
The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It’s the first step towards a lasting love of reading.
Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories.
All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children’s reading.
Book band: Purple
For more information about the series and advice on supporting children's reading, see our reading ladder page here