The perfect first step into fiction. Three short stories to build reading confidence.
Flora and Annie are off to stay with their grandparents for the summer. The girls will travel on their own from Cape Town on the bus, and Flora is proud that their mother has put her in charge. Flora loves lots of things about staying with Ouma and Oupa: swinging on the big old tree in the garden, baking with Ouma, playing with the other children from the neighbourhood.
But there's one thing she doesn’t like at all . . . Nelson, their grandmother’s large, red rooster. Little Annie isn’t afraid of him, and Flora knows that she shouldn’t be either. After all, she's supposed to be the grown-up one! But Flora can’t help it – Nelson is scary and glary and he pecks hard. Will she overcome her fear?
Great for kids who are just learning to read on their own.
About The Author
Judith Freeman was born and brought up in South Africa: this story is based on a family she has known most of her life. She has enjoyed writing about them, and it has been a great opportunity to work with her daughter Tor.
Tor Freeman received a degree in Illustration from Kingston University in 1999 and went on to become a freelance illustrator.
Her first picture book was Pet Wash by Dayle Ann Dodds and she has since written and illustrated her own books, Rah! and Hooray, I'm Five Today! She lives in London.