I've got a great book of Studies, published by Trinity, covering grades 2-4, which I use with many students in between grades. Lots from Le Couppey, Burgmuller etc - mostly tuneful and engaging. BUT I have started the Le Couppey study in C (op 17 No 18) with two or three students who needed to work on finding their way quickly around the keys / ledger line note reading / pedal, and they all get bored of it before it's really up to speed. Personally, I love the feeling of playing it - arm crossing and covering several octaves, with easy pedal and a flowing feel, but all my students end up hating it and we abandon ship before it's really done.
Does anyone have bright ideas for how to teach this one to a higher standard without it getting boring or is it just a piece that nobody else likes?