I Can Skate is one of eight new titles in the Beginning to Read phase of Cambridge Reading. Written by leading children's author/illustrator Jan Ormerod, the stories feature contemporary children in familiar settings. Language is simple, with lots of repetition of high frequency sight vocabulary - ideal for young readers aged 4-5. Cambridge Reading is a new reading scheme for key stages 1 and 2, developed specifically to help teachers raise standards in literacy. Teachers appreciate the scheme's easy-to-use framework and wealth of integrated support material, while children simply want to read the books again and again.