Go Away, Dot! (Reading Gems Level 1)

Author(s): Steve Smallman; Daniel Howarth (Illustrator); QED Publishing Limited Staff

Junior Fiction


When Max has to watch over his little sister, he isn't very happy about it. He wants to play with his friends instead, but Dot wants to join in. When Max tells Dot to go away she wanders off alone. He regrets being mean to his sister - but will he ever find her again?  Exploring themes of family, sibling arguments and kindness, this fun and engaging story also includes comprehension activities and extra discussion topics, making it perfect for supporting learning at school. Featuring original stories, delightful characters and humorous illustrations, Reading Gems is a series designed to spark a love of reading. It is a supplementary reading programme that is graded into four levels to perfectly suit a child's reading ability from an emerging reader to a confident, independent reader. Parents and teachers can be reassured that children are reading books that support their ability, challenge their reading skills and encourage reading confidence with every word on the page.



Product Information

Steve Smallman has been illustrating children's books for 20 years and started writing for children 10 years ago. He is the winner of the 2009 Sheffield Children's Book award for his book Smelly Peter: The Great Pea Eater.


Daniel Howarth started drawing from a very early age and went on to study Art at college and then university. He graduated with a degree in Illustration in 1994 and started creating his own range of greetings cards with his wife and fellow children's author, Heidi Howarth, whom he met at university. Daniel works from his studio in Exeter and enjoys the wealth of inspiration and imagination that comes from living deep in the Devon countryside with his wife and two children.

General Fields

  • : 9781784939199
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : QED Publishing
  • : March 2018
  • : 220mm X 200mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : Daniel Howarth
  • : Paperback
  • : Steve Smallman; Daniel Howarth (Illustrator); QED Publishing Limited Staff