This is a brand new title in the "Usborne Young Reading Series 1" series, which is aimed at children just beginning to read to help build confidence and ability. It includes the thrilling tale of a sorcerer's apprentice whose laziness causes him to dabble in magic far beyond his abilities, before the consequences of his actions start to spiral dangerously out of control. It includes amusingly illustration by Poly Benatene. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It is beautifully produced hardback with ribbon marker.