Suitable for children in Year 1 (age 5), One Blue Hen is one of nine books from the Cambridge Reading Poetry strand. This strand offers a variety of language and illustration styles, with plenty of opportunities for speaking and listening. Children will enjoy playing with rhyming patterns and exploring language. The four rhymes in this book are about colour and include Little Blue Ben, Five Pretty Rose Trees, Silver and Gold, and Little Nut Tree. These charming rhymes have been chosen by Kate Ruttle and Richard Brown, and illustrated by Niki Hayward. Cambridge Reading at Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) offers fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to introduce children to a variety of text types, authors and illustrators and provide a firm base for wider reading. This book is also available in a pack of 6 for guided group reading.