A great book to support the teaching of Phase One Phonics and general Speech and Language. With repetition, rhythm and rhyme the children quickly pick up the theme of the book and you will soon hear them retelling it or acting it out with their friends. This book is particularly good for listening to and making the animal sounds… “I think I hear a lion, Raa Raa Raa’.
I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).