A gloriously inventive story of rip-roaring racing cars and chocolate milkshake by Jake Sparks, perfect for children learning to read.
When Danny Crankshaft's inventor parents build him a racing car for his seventh birthday, he doesn't realise how much it will change his life. Because Monty is more than your average car. Not only does he run on chocolate milkshake instead of petrol, he can actually talk by revving his engine. But when Danny and Monty enter the Tooting Wallop Cup, they find themselves up against Hugo de Horrible - the nastiest man in town. Can Monty win the cup, or will Hugo's cheating ways let him lift the prize?
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.
• Clear type
• Up to 8 lines per page
• Bright, appealing pictures for added interest
• A variety of sentence structures
• A wider range of vocabulary
• Strong themes and characters to discuss
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