After e-mail discussion with Andy at Academic Success for all Learners I decided to go ahead and purchase all 8 sets of little books.
They are backwards on this shelf. The order is red, orange,
yellow, pale green, dark green, aqua, blue, purple.
So far they have been a hit! Bugsy has really enjoyed getting to know the characters which appear in all of the little books. He loves that they are colour coded so he can see when he has moved up a level. So far he has completed all of the red books and is three shy of completing the orange books. The books build so incrementally he really feels comfortable with each new book. This is giving him the confidence he was lacking. I can see his attitude towards reading changing as the process is becoming easier. Once the book has been read fluently he gets a sticker of his choice to pop on the back so that we know that one has been completed successfully. There are also charts and certificates to mark off and present along the way.
A page from an orange book.
Showing off his new sticker.
Here are sample pages from each of the levels except orange, it's above :).
Just as a side note Bugsy is still working on phonics daily. Aside from reading he is working on Explode the Code and also All About Spelling.