The Bet

The Bet

The Bet
David Grant

Bloomsbury Education

ISBN 9781472910660

Everyone wants to go on the school trip but no one can afford it. Ed, Zac, Becca and Kat decide to try and work for the money. Soon, it is boys versus girls in a bet to see who can raise the most and that's when the trouble starts. One thing's for sure: the competition starts here! Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, The Bet is aimed at readers aged 11+ and has a manageable length (72 pages) and reading age (9+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

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The Bet4/5

The Bet

David Grant

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Wanting to go on the snowboarding trip, but not able to afford it, Ed, Zac, Becca and Kat decide to try to earn the money. This leads to a bet between them to see whether the boys or the girls will earn the most - and the trouble begins! With achievable chapters and illustrations throughout, The Bet is a funny, appealing read. Sections of the story are laid out as texts between the children which move the story on and make the characters seem more real. The conflict between the children is well managed and neither side is innocent in the dirty tricks campaign! With a quiz at the end to 'test your knowledge' and suggestions for further activities, the story has extension work built in! Printed in dyslexia-friendly font on tinted paper, this offers a fun read for everyone to enjoy. 72 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Sue Wilsher, teacher.

Reviewed by: Sue Wilsher