Little Red Hen is looking for Granny’s house in the big, bad city. Should she trust the smiley stranger who wants to help her?
• Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms.
• Text type—a traditional tale
• The story is followed on pages 22 and 23 by a map of Mr. Fox’s whole route, which is a great way to recap and discuss the story with children and gives an opportunity to extend into further work outside the reading session.
• Curriculum links: geography: "Pupils should be taught to use simple compass directions (North, South, East, and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map."