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The Emperor's New Clothes

Usborne English Readers Level 1
The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's new clothes are very special. Only clever people can see them. Everyone knows that. Can you see them?

Includes a word list, 5 pages of activities and free online audio (British English and American English).

500 headwords
801 words

Please note, the Usborne English Readers series cannot be purchased via this website for delivery in Spain and Portugal due to rights restrictions.


Age: 4+

CEFR Level: A1

Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781474924603
32 pages
240 x 170mm

Illustrator: Olga Demidova

Mairi Mackinnon

Mairi Mackinnon has lived in England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain, and worked as an English teacher, translator and tour manager before joining Usborne. Over the years, she has edited Usborne books in English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Welsh. She has worked extensively on books for beginner readers, such as Usborne Very First Reading, and developed the Usborne English Readers series for young English language learners. She has also worked on the Usborne Foundation’s popular phonics game, Teach your Monster to Read.

Mairi Mackinnon

Press Reviews

This is a must-read classic story for children that shows people sometimes focus too much on their own worlds and seem silly. It is well retold by the author of this version, and is written in easy English according to the CEFR level 1. The book is well illustrated and the way letters are arranged makes the typeface design clearly legible. Another important plus point is that it includes a QR code to scan and listen to the story online in British or American English.
Language Learner Literature Award judges