Shredder is the class gerbil - and he has an amazing ability to shred his way through anything! Shredder's best friend in the class is Dino, a rather naughty boy who gets blamed for everything. When Shredder escapes from his cage and makes his way into the box where the money for the class trip is being kept, disaster strikes - and Dino gets the blame!
This is a really funny school story, written in simple language, which is perfect for chidren starting out on reading longer books on their own
Aimed at new readers, kids will love the sense of drama as it unfolds
The style is accessibly undemanding, yet captivating at the appropriate level
The dialogue is concise, with a good balance of simple and challenging vocabulary. The plot is tight but the outcome is not predicatable
Shredder . . . stands out from the crowd - a first reader with a good plot, lively dialogue and engaging characters