Author(s): Nicola Baxter
This is a super-size first reading book for 3-5 year olds, with an engaging story, colourful pictures and point-and-say words to learn. A super-size floor book format means that everybody can read along and see the pictures. It includes amusing stories, repeated vocabulary and brightly coloured pictures on every page help children to feel confident as they build up their reading skills. Other titles in this series include "The Trouble with Tractors", "The Trouble with Tippers" and "The Trouble with Trains". It helps you to follow the troublesome truck through its day, causing chaos as it takes a short cut and gets stuck in a country lane, turns up late at the factory and then spills lunch all over everyone. The fun colourful pictures and silly story in this book help to make reading at home successful and enjoyable. This book can be used in several ways to help beginning readers gain confidence. Start by reading the illustrated words at the edge of each left-hand page with your child, then have fun trying to spot the same words and pictures in the story itself. Finally, the illustrated words can be found at the end of this book so that you can check all the words that have been learnt.
Nicola Baxter has written or compiled over three hundred titles. She has developed ideas for a variety of international publishers and particularly enjoys the marriage of words and pictures that books entail. Geoff Ball's vibrant, colourful illustrations bring the delightful characters in these books to life.