A set of 15 Usborne Very First Reading books for children who are just starting to learn to read. Each book features an imaginative story with irresistible illustrations and simple puzzles to check understanding. Based on the principles of synthetic phonics, the series supports the "Letters and Sounds" programme used in thousands of UK primary schools. The books are designed to be read in order and cover material that is normally taught in a child's first two or three years at school. The boxed set includes a parents' guide with information on the structure of the series, synthetic phonics and helping a child learn to read.