- Mowgli the man cub is growing up in the jungle. He has many exciting adventures with his animal friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Based on the classic story by Rudyard Kipling. Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Jungle Book is a Level 3 Read it yourself book, suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and stamina, and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.