This text is part of the "Superphonics" series of graded readers which use a phonic approach developed by reading expert Ruth Miskin. There are four levels in this series; Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core "Superphonics" books. Green storybooks practise the sounds taught in "Supersonics Book 3". "The Zebrapotamus" focuses on the following sounds: double consonants, for example "ll" as in "hill"; blended consonants, for example "ng" as in "long"; and two or three consonants together, for example "gl" as in "glad" and "nd" as in "band".
Gill Munton is an experienced editor and writer of primary school material. She has written stories for reading schemes, workbooks, short stories and a number of differentiated texts, fiction and non-fiction. Gill was a managing editor before becoming a freelance writer and editor of children's and educational books in 1995.