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|From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Humour|
When Andrew’s Mum sees a shiny red coat for sale at bargain price
in the second-hand shop, she buys it immediately. Andrew, however, wants
a new coat and is convinced that Mum’s bargain buy is scowling
and snarling at him with its zips like lips of metal teeth.
Andrew’s not even surprised when the killer coat
traps him inside its darkness, and clings round his face like an octopus
while he tries
frantically to take it off.
A simple but challenging vocabulary presented in large type makes this story ideal for beginners. Comical drawings and comic-style speech bubbles will attract and hold the interest of reluctant readers.