The Barber's Clever Wife: A Bloomsbury Reader
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education
A funny retelling of an Indian folk tale from best-selling author Narinder Dhami.
Bulbul would much rather sit at home under the mango tree than go to work. And anyway everyone in the village agrees that he is the worst barber in the whole world. Luckily his wife Ruby has a cunning plan to earn money – but first they must outwit a notorious band of thieves!
This comical version of a traditional Indian story from best-selling author Narinder Dhami has entertaining black-and-white illustrations by Amberin Huq and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.
The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com.
Book Band: Brown
Ideal for ages 8+