There was a Crooked Man The classic rhyme retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structures. The crooked man has a crooked house and a crooked cat. Now he wants a crooked fish for his supper. But where has it gone? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. These books would help to improve their vocabulary as whole as improving fluency in reading. Since your kids have just begun to read, these books are perfect for them to practice during their initial reading-practice days, it would also ensure that they understand the story as they read, and not just read through the whole book just on its own. For more such first reading books, do check out other awesome storybooks in this series, some of them are listed down below.