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|From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Rhyme|
Sandy the Great tells the story of how and when Sandy
the hamster was selected at the pet shop, how he got his name and Katie’s
panic when he goes missing; all anecdotes to highlight that keeping a
The author’s choice of language will appeal to
young readers showing an understanding of how they think and speak.
Simple pencil drawings accompany the text on every page and the lists and drawings done by Katie and her friend give examples of authentic work of children. These features will help hold the attention of reluctant readers and add to the reality of the story.
For the further adventures of Sandy read Sandy on Holiday by the same author.