The "New Way" series offers a wide range of stories - traditional and contemporary, humorous and fantastic - to appeal to today's children. The extent and quality of resources within this scheme ensures that the teaching of both reading and language development are catered for comprehensively. It provides not just a graded reading scheme, but a whole language programme. The series provides: a balanced approach which combines phonics, look and say, and reading for meaning; careful and straightforward progression through eight colour-coded levels (White to Orange) relating directly to different reading-ability ages, from pre-reading to approximately eight years; colourful and humorous content with proven child appeal; and wide-ranging ancillary support for the teacher. This "New Way Big Book" allows readers to meet Sam the fox, Meg the hen and friends, and to read a story about them. This book is a useful way to introduce the core "New Way" characters to students.