A story that tugs on the heartstrings, perfect for children learning to read.
It's Kitty's birthday and she is given a trendy new doll, Suki. Mr Tubs is pleased Kitty is happy, but now it's Suki who Kitty takes everywhere. Mr Tubs doesn't mind waiting for Kitty to remember him, but he wishes she'd hurry up. When Mum gives him to Tom, the baby, Mr Tubs is happy to be useful again. But Kitty is furious. And Tom needs looking after - Mr Tubs can't just leave him now!
Book band: Purple
Bel Mooney is a journalist and author who writes for children and adults. She grew up in Liverpool. She has written columns for many major newspapers and made programmes for radio and TV. Her Kitty series of books have been loved by many children over the years, and were based on her own daughter originally. She lives in Bath. Susan Hellard is a prolific and well-known illustrator. She has illustrated the Dilly the Dinosaur Banana books (written by Tony Bradman) and many animal stories by Jenny Dale, to name a few. She also writes her own picture books. She lives in north London. Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.