Crazy Cat and Fat Old Rat decide to race from the pond to the big rock. Crazy Cat is sure that he will win, but he is lazy and makes a big mistake. The Macmillan Explorers Phonics bring first language teaching methods to reading lessons in international classrooms. They focus on how reading works, so children are able to read new texts and pronounce new words more easily. The Macmillan Explorers Phonics complement the Macmillan English Explorers and can also be used alongside any other reading programme.