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Winner of the BETT 2013 Primary Digital Content Award  

Develop your children’s reading and writing skills with The Steam Train interactive book and Story Creator, from the primary literacy specialists at Collins Education. Also available: Around the World and It Was a Cold, Dark Night.

The perfect way to develop essential literacy skills and transfer good reading to great writing. This book has been carefully levelled for children aged 5+.

CONTAINS:
• An animated, interactive book that brings the story to life
• Audio narration, music and sound effects to aid language learning – read along with the narration as the words are highlighted
• Opportunities to develop speaking and listening skills by recording your own narration and sound effects - perfect for storytelling and to hear progression over time
• Hidden surprises to discover on every page and a Collins Big Cat quiz to see what you can remember
• Transfer reading to writing using Story Creator: make your own book using pictures, characters and key vocabulary from the story, transforming readers into writers
• Practical guidance for adults helping children to develop their reading, writing and communication skills

THE STORY:
The steam train is pulling out of the station, it heads to the hills, into a rainstorm, through a tunnel and out the other side into the sunshine and to the seaside. Follow the rhythm and the rhyme of this simple poem and travel with the train on its wonderful adventure.

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ABOUT COLLINS BIG CAT:
This popular reading series is used and trusted by over 9000 UK primary schools, as well as English-speaking schools all over the world. Now available on the App Store for the first time, we’ve brought the quality that teachers, parents and children have come to expect to our digital versions of the books.

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App Changes

September 02, 2012 Price Decrease: $3.99 -> FREE!
January 26, 2012 Price Decrease: $11.99 -> $3.99
December 14, 2011 Initial Release

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