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 • This book has been
levelled for Reading Recovery.