Amazing book (first published in 2004) from my favourite author - the Oxford novelist Philip Pullman. In my mind I always put him in one line with such classics as John R.R. Tolkien and Clive S. Lewis. The Clockwork you might want to connect with many different subjects and make it an exciting cross-curricular topic for … Continue reading Clockwork
One of the fantastic things about being a teacher is that you can read children's books for yourself without any thoughts that you are not the proper representative of the target audience. I'm reading the Clockwork, The Girl Who Walked On Air, underlining words, marking paragraphs with "appearance", "setting" or "fight". Each book is a … Continue reading About being a teacher
This is a witty book (first published in 2014) of surprising rhymes from the award-winning authors Kes Gray (writer, http://www.kesgray.com/) and Jim Field (illustrator, http://www.jimfield.co.uk/). The book can’t be translated properly to any language and should be enjoyed strictly in English. The words match together in a rhyme, and the rhyme matches the pictures that … Continue reading Oi Frog!