This title is part of a series of language reference guides to help children of 7-11 master the basics of literacy. It gives simple techniques and hints on how to understand a wide range of different texts. Using funny illustrations and a lively storyline it shows what makes a story dramatic, how characters are created and how to predict what might happen next. It includes looking at non-fiction texts to work out if they are giving information, opinions or instructions. book gives clear advice on numerous points, and also provides concise teaching points for language and literacy lessons. The book links to the Literacy Framework for Years 3 and 4.