Review – The Day War Came

Tonight, T picked out a book by the author who is providing all of our #nonfictiondaily at the moment with a book that is based strongly on an incredibly sad reality - The Day War Came by Nicola Davies and Rebecca Cobb. The story is told by a little girl whose day begins much like... Continue Reading →

Review – Odd Dog Out

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a book that I had just happened to share with my class this afternoon - Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph. Odd Dog is a little sausage dog who doesn't really fit in in her home town. Whilst everyone else blends in exactly, she looks and behaves differently.... Continue Reading →

Review – Nat’s Naughty Nits

For tonight's bedtime story, T was drawn to the 'cheeky animals' on the front cover of Nat's Naughty Nits by Giles Andreae and Jess Mikhail. Nat is just about to head out to play in the garden when an itch on his head distracts him. As he scratches, a single nit drops onto the end... Continue Reading →

Our Planet KS1 Trailer Comprehension

I have loved watching the latest Sir David Attenborough natural history spectacular, Our Planet and it's something I believe everyone should have the chance to see. To that end, I have written a set of comprehensions for both KS1 and KS2. Here, you can find a KS1 comprehension set (with answers) based on this EPIC... Continue Reading →

Review – Fixer the Robot

Tonight T rediscovered a book he had been very excited to check out of the library on our most recent visit - Fixer the Robot by John Kelly. Fixer is a little robot whose job it is to help the other robots who are busy digging, pushing and drilling. As he trundles up the hill,... Continue Reading →

Review – The Prince of Pants

Tonight, T was immediately taken by the giant underpants that were, "too big for everyone," on the front cover of The Prince of Pants by Alan MacDonald and Sarah McIntyre. Prince Pip wakes up excited as today is his birthday. His biggest decision? What pair of pants to wear?! Unfortunately, that choice is taken from... Continue Reading →

Review – Isle of You

With mummy on an ultra-rare and much deserved evening out, T decided we should read in Baby L's room, picking out Isle of You, by David LaRochelle and Jaime Kim, for a shared bedtime story. Isle of You is a reminder, rather than a story. It opens by asking if you feel sad, or lonely,... Continue Reading →

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