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 11 books provide more literary language, more complex sentence structures and less support from illustrations. Characters are more varied, with action sustained over several pages. Non-fiction titles include glossaries where necessary. Sentences are still short for better understanding. However, grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. A history of Dubai, told through stunning aerial photos. Forty years ago, Dubai was a small port. Today it is one of the most visited cities in the world, home to the world's tallest building and hundreds of manmade islands. This is the remarkable story of its rapid growth, told from the sky. Check comprehension and embed learning with a reader response spread on pages 22- 23.