The Mermaid and the Octopus

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Read the fantasy story by Julia Donaldson about a mermaid and a greedy octopus, filled with colourful illustrations.

• Blue/ Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language.

• Text type - A fantasy story.

• The illustrations on pages 14 and 15 allow children to retell the story in their own words.

• Curriculum links - Art: Mother nature, designer; Citizenship: Choices