Shona, Word Detective
by John Agard
illustrated by Michael Broad
Reading Age: 7 Interest Age: 8-12
Shona has always loved words. She even has her very own strange word thesaurus! When her and her classmates learn that some languages are dying out, Miss Bates tasks them with becoming top-class word detectives, proving to themselves and their families that there are many beautiful languages still thriving, even within their own classroom.
Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 7. It features a removable ‘super-readable’ sticker.
AR Level – 5.1
Read the first chapter of Shona, Word Detective below: