Peppa Pig: A Trip to the Moon
28pp., hbk., RRP $A16.99
Prepare for take-off! George and his friend Edmond love pretending to be astronauts.
But what will happen when they go on a trip to the moon?
Familiar characters are back in this print version of a popular episode enabling our youngest readers to put what they already know of the story into a retelling of it for themselves. As our littlest viewers start moving towards preschool and big school and the promise of learning to read, supports such as this go a long way to developing those expectations and early reading behaviours that promote success. So as well as extending their vocabulary and developing concepts for places they will only know vicariously, but will meet in other stories, we should not under-estimate the role these sorts of cross-overs play as we endeavour to build readers.