A funny first experiences story about a baboon who escapes from a safari park to go to his very first birthday party. Great for children learning to read.
Baboons can be so mean! When he falls out with his best friend, Alfie the baboon thinks he'd be better off living with humans. After all, they're never mean and they never argue. Or do they . . .?
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.
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
Book band: Purple
Kate spent the first part of her adult life busy as a nurse, then as a health visitor and foster mum.
In her spare time, she enjoyed writing and directing drama for the young people at her church.
Around 2008, some sad things happened in her family.
She came to a point where she asked herself, 'What do I do next?
Where is my life taking me?'
One day she went to an author event at her local library.
Ian Whybrow captivated her as he spoke about Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs.
Kate realised - 'I would LOVE to write for children!'
'Do you think I could be a writer?' she asked him after his session.
'You look like a determined kind of lady', he said.
'I don't see why not!'
And so, her writing journey began...
Kate loves to write stories with lots of humour and drama.
She has a special interest in engaging young people who have reading difficulties, or are reluctant readers.
She is fascinated by children, animals, and what makes people tick.
She lives in Stockport with her husband, foster daughter, cat and rabbit, and frequently other extended family members milling around.