Collins Arabic Big Cat 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 2 books introduce simple one- and two-syllable words for children to read based on key syllables and phonic patterns. Big and small features pairs of adjectives with matching phonics patterns to help children learn to recognise and read key syllables. Word pairs are shown in very short combinations with a fun illustration or cartoon. Lively and engaging illustrations to keep children interested.