Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step.
Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings.
A little Arab boy looks towards the sky and can see lots of interesting things - a plane, a hawk, a crescent moon - but where exactly is he? Can you guess where he is from the pictures?
Mahmoud Gaafar is an Egyptian writer, editor and translator. He graduated from The American University in Cairo, and has worked with languages most of his life. He has a wealth of experience working for Radio Cairo, The United Nations and Multinational Corporations operating in the Middle East. He has spent many years writing advertising and marketing material for the Arab World with a focus on English-Arabic communication strategies. He also writes materials for learners of Arabic of all ages and backgrounds, including children.