Reading Raven (Level 1): An Aardvark Becomes a Superstar!

Leserabe - 1. Lesestufe: Ein Erdferkel wird Superstar!

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  • 1st grade and up
  • Simple texts provide an immediate sense of achievement
  • Includes reward stickers
48 pp 6 years + 17,6 x 24 cm EUR 8.99 November 2021 Hardcover 978-3-473-46086-1 • With stickers.


At night, when the stars glimmer in the sky, Emily Aardvark dreams of being a star. But is there anything Emily does particularly well? She goes for a walk on the savannah and encounters Roco Gerbil who races around super fast. Can Emily run as fast as he can? Or can she dance as gracefully as the genet? Or look as elegant as the porcupines in their black and white dress? It seems that she doesn’t have an outstanding talent for anything. But then the bat-eared fox knocks on her door.

About the Series

The Reading Raven series is designed to encourage beginning readers by providing fun and exciting stories at each ability level, from their first efforts at reading alone to more advanced chapter books Each Reading Raven book includes reading riddles, puzzles to solve using information in the story. This is a fun way to check how well children understand what they read. The first level features short texts with lots of pictures that provide clues to the story's meaning. These books are written in extra-large print. When children are ready for longer stories, the second level of Reading Raven offers short chapter books, also in large print with illustrations that help readers follow the text. The third level is for readers who are becoming proficient, with longer chapters and increasingly complex stories, but still with accompanying pictures and highly readable print.

The Author

Anja Kiel, born in 1973, wanted to become a painter or dancer as a child. Only after her master's degree in art history, philosophy and applied cultural sciences did she discover her enthusiasm for writing. After the birth of her two children, she finally turned her hobby into a career and became an author. The beauty of her job is that with every book she can immerse herself into a new world. To relax, she does yoga or visits museums. The author lives her dream of happiness today: she can practice her profession freely and spend a lot of time with her family.

The Illustrator

Anna-Lena Kühler was born in Itzehoe, Germany, in 1983. She has studied French in France and Communication Design in Wiesbaden, Germany, specializing in illustrations for children. She currently lives near Wiesbaden with her three children and husband. There are two tree houses in their yard, but one is currently occupied by a pesky family of wasps.