I bought this along with the Phonics Handbook to help my daughter learn to read. We live in Brasil so she attends school in Portugese and at 6 was struggling with reading because she was confusing the English sounds with Portugese ones. This whole scheme is fantastic I cannot believe how quickly it has improved her reading and writing. This book is an excellent addition as it is divided into 6 seperate stories, each story introduces a different sound per page in the same order as the Phonics Handbook so you can read a page then do the photocopy sheet that matches the story exactly from the Handbook, my daughter really looks forward to seeing what will happen next in the story and what sound it will introduce. All the other things the earlier reviewers say are also 100% accurate, i.e. fantastic illustrations, sturdy quality etc, but buy it with the Handbook or if your child is doing Jolly Phonics at school and you will get so much more out of it.