Mervin's Garden is part of the Jolly Phonics Orange Level Readers Set 7. It is the seventh of seven sets of early decodable readers providing a gradual and structured start for children who are just starting to learn to read.
Set 7 contains decodable regular words made up from all seven groups of letter sounds:
s, a, t, i, p, n
c k, e, h, r, m, d
g, o, u, l, f, b
ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or
z, w, ng, v, oo, oo
y, x, ch, sh, th, th
qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar
Other titles included in Set 7 are:
In the Attic
Comprehension questions and discussion topics are provided at the end of the book, as well as guidance for teachers and parents. Light type is used as a guide for those few letters that should not be sounded out, such as the /b/ in ‘lamb’.