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 16 books offer more complex, underlying themes that give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. A wide range of language structures is used to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still retaining the core aim of encouraging a love of reading through Arabic stories and texts. High in the Arabian mountains, brothers Abdullah and Sameer gaze in wonder at a beautiful leopard. Suddenly, the leopard roars with pain - shot by two men nearby. Sameer and Abdullah flee, terrified that they too will fall victim to the leopard poachers. With stunning illustrations bringing the story to life, readers follow Abdullah and Sameer as they escape across the mountains in this action-filled adventure story written by Kathy Hoopmann.