Re: Weird reading test
The concepts of print assessment makes sense. I had a look and apparently they do have books like this in the australian national curriculum and the teachers are supposed to use them in the first few years. So I am sure that is what it was! Also they did mention in the school meeting that one of their goals this year is not necessarily to get K kids reading but to get them to understand the way print works, punctuation etc. So that totally makes sense that is what this book would have been.