Author(s): Anne Walter
An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers retell the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and French. A picture book design supports simple, accessible text with just a few lines of text on each double page. Extra features include a handy word glossary at the back with key words or phrases from the story.The books would serve equally well to a native French child with English as a second or other language as well as literacy and comprehension teaching. The stories are told in 400 words and aimed at 5-7 year olds.
Anne Walter is an expert on young children's fairy tales and she has written many adaptations for Franklin Watts for primary school age children. She is adept at short, accessible texts for reluctant and struggling readers and has a great undertanding of the literacy needs of young children. She frequents schools and libraries to promote her work and literacy development more generally.