A funny first experiences story about a baboon who escapes from a safari park to go to his very first birthday party. Great for children learning to read. Baboons can be so mean! When he falls out with his best friend, Alfie the baboon thinks he'd be better off living with humans. After all, they're never mean and they never argue. Or do they...? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. It features: clear type; up to 8 lines per page; bright, appealing pictures for added interest; a variety of sentence structures; a wider range of vocabulary; and, strong themes and characters to discuss. Book band: Purple.