These short stories are designed to give children blending and reading practice. They are decodable, which means the words in them only include letter shapes and sounds that the children have learned. Any child who knows their a-z sounds and a few 'tricky' words, is ready to enjoy this Blue Series of Phonics Readers. The imaginative, decodable stories gradually introduce new phonic elements and build on the vocabulary from previous stories. Consonant digraphs, vowel digraphs and the all important r-controlled digraphs are included in the series, ensuring children become well equipped to enjoy an ever widening range of books.