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How the whale got his throat

How the whale got his throat

First Reading Level 1
How the whale got his throat

Long ago, whales could eat anything – and they did. Then one day, everything changed. This story, adapted from one of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So Stories’ has been specially written for children who are learning to read, with colourful illustrations on each page and puzzles and fun facts about whales at the back of the book.


Key Stage: EYFS/KS1 E; Age 4+

Lexile Measure: 370L

Book Band: 6 - Orange

BIC: A2N79

CEFR Level: A1

Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9781409596752
32 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Anna Milbourne

Illustrator: John Joven


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