Gus is desperate to start school but he is too little. When his sisters go to school each day, Gus has to stay behind. Exploring themes of growing up, school and play, this fun and engaging story also includes comprehension activities and extra discussion topics making it perfect for supporting learning at school. Featuring original stories, delightful characters and humorous illustrations, Reading Gems is a series designed to spark a love of reading. It is a supplementary reading programme that is graded into four levels to perfectly suit a child's reading ability from an emerging reader to a confident, independent reader. Parents and teachers can be reassured that children are reading books that support their ability, challenge their reading skills and encourage reading confidence with every word on the page.