skip to main content
Browse Series

Percy to the Rescue

By | Copyright Year:2016 | ISBN-13: 9780170365758

Tom is very excited about getting a new pet, Percy the parrot. Tom and his family try to teach Percy to talk, but Percy is more interested in watching TV. Then one day, Percy suddenly speaks and everything changes!


Most students will reach PM Silver level at the end of their fourth year at school. The stories concern real-life problems, reflecting the relative maturity of these students.

Sentences with two or three clauses and several verbs become more common at this level. Visually confusing elisions such as we’re, are introduced and the length of the texts at this level extends to around 1000 words.

Silver level books encourage students to empathise with other people and societies. Reading about experiences such as overcoming oppression help children to grow and face the challenges in their own lives.

Upon completion of the Silver level, children have reached a reading age of nine years.