Day 31 – When the Dragons Came Review

Our choice for day 31 was 'When the Dragons Came.' The story was a 3 person effort, with words by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore, and illustration by Benji Davies. The story is set in Poppledown Town, an idyllic, small-town setting. We meet a few of the town's inhabitants who have their favourite activities ruined... Continue Reading →

Day 30 – Chickens can’t see in the Dark Review

Tonight's choice is a book I hadn't read before; Chickens can't see in the Dark by Kristyna Litten. The story begins at Sunnyside Farm where we meet the book's protagonist, a chicken called Little Pippa. She learns at school that chickens can't see in the dark and decides that, more than anything, she wants to... Continue Reading →

Day 29 – We’re all Wonders Review

Wonder, the incredible story of August Pullman, written by R J Palacio, is one of my favourite children's books of all time. It is a modern classic that I have read with many of the children I teach and taught from on multiple occasions. If you haven't read it, you really should. As such, I... Continue Reading →

Week 4 Book of the Week!

It was a quick decision from the little man this week. A call of, "monkey, monkey," means our fourth Book of the Week goes to Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler!

Day 27 – Monkey Puzzle

We have another Julia Donaldson book tonight (she does have lots published!) in the form of Monkey Puzzle. Axel Scheffler (of Gruffalo and Highway Rat fame) is the other half of tonight's choice with his brilliant illustrations! The book begins with a sad little monkey who has lost his mum. A kind butterfly, with a... Continue Reading →

Day 26 – Welcome to Cuckooville

There was zero hesitation today as T picked out Welcome to Cuckooville by Susan Chandler with illustration by Delphine Durand. At the start of the book we learn that the town has a cuckoo clock but no cuckoo! Instead, the townsfolk take it in turns to burst through the doors of the clock and announce... Continue Reading →

Day 25 – Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

Today's choice is another recent Poundland find: Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt. I was a little bit apprehensive about this one after our recent poor experience with Julia, and a couple of our recent Poundland book purchases being a little less than awesome, but T picked it out straight... Continue Reading →

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