This is a Red A/Band 2A book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development for early readers.
This story has a predictable structure and patterned language and children can recap key events in the story using the story map on pages 14–15. This book would link well with the citizenship: taking part curriculum topic.
Best Bird is one of the top 10 books found to be ‘easiest’ to read – most accessible and appropriate for the reading level – in the 2019 What Kids are Reading report from Renaissance Learning. Other top 10 ‘easiest’ books to read from the report include Bad Bat (9780007412891), No, Sid, No! (9780007421923), Sam and the Nut (9780007334995), The Magic Egg (9780007329182), Cat and Dog in a Mess (9780007235827), Get Fit (9780007421961) and Got It! (9780007421930).
• This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.