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 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, and with the focus on reading core words. Shapes are all around us, and this simple non-fiction text explores the circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, stars and hexagons which can be found in familiar objects and animals. Pages 14-15 provide a summary of the shapes and where they can be found, to consolidate understanding of the book.