Suitable for children in Year 2 (age 6), The Special Cake is from the Cambridge Reading genre strand Stories with Familiar Settings, a strand where children can identify with the setting and characters and make links with their own experiences. The Special Cake is one of nine books written by June Crebbin and illustrated by Peter Kavanagh. Each story centres on the everyday lives of children from two neighbouring families. Young readers will easily relate to the kind of situations in which the children find themselves, and will enjoy meeting the same characters across the nine books. Cambridge Reading at Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) offers fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to introduce children to a variety of text types, authors and illustrators and provide a firm base for wider reading. This pack of 6 is for guided group reading.