It is spring in a wetland and a reed warbler has built her nest and laid her eggs. But a crafty cuckoo is waiting nearby. When the warbler leaves her nest to find food, the cuckoo lays her own huge egg in the little bird’s nest. Then the female cuckoo flies away leaving the tiny warbler to raise the cuckoo chick as it grows bigger and bigger and bigger! In this purple-level reader, kids will discover the highly unusual life cycle of these migratory birds who spend the winter in Africa and the spring and summer in UK wetlands.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-911341-21-5
  • Age Group: 5 years plus
  • Series: Ruby Tuesday Readers: Wildlife Watchers
  • Book Band: Book Band Purple
  • Author: Ruth Owen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 24
  • Dimensions: 170 x 140mm
  • Curriculum Links: Animals, Birds, Habitats, Life cycles, Non-fiction reading, Science
Key Selling Features
• Introduces young readers to British wildlife • Close picture text match • Unfamiliar vocabulary supported by images and labels • High frequency words • Picture glossary • Quiz and comprehension questions • Notes for parents and educators
Series Information
Series Name: Ruby Tuesday Readers: Wildlife Watchers  Resources
Spark a love of reading and wildlife with this delightful series of book-banded readers that gives kids a fascinating peek into the secret worlds of some much-loved, native wild animals. Written in an engaging narrative style, readers will discover all about the little creatures that live in our gardens, parks, hedgerows and woodlands.