"WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE MADE A MISTAKE, THINK OF IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL!"
AAAAH super super books for putting a spring in your step and a spring in your classes step too (if you happen to have one). 'Beautiful Oops' by Barney Saltzberg must be picked up and explored as it has lots of treats in store in pocket, lift up and other treasure forms. Then there's 'Ish' by Peter Reynolds in which there is a very recognisable event which turns into something completely different with the help of a much younger child-ain't that sometimes the way? Lastly there is the wonderful 'What do you do with an idea by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom which quite simply should be read by everyone young and old. It's about dreaming, hoping, having an idea, holding on to it, believing in it and making it happen. I know we get more cynical as we get older but really how would we ever have ideas and make the world a better place if it wasn't for a bit of this? Who's up for changing the world?
Thanks to lovely Sam in the office and her daughter Maddie I've just finished 'Frost Hollow Hall' by Emma Carroll. What a corking read. I was a bit bleary eyed yesterday morning as I'd stayed up late the night before to carry on reading. A ghost story for readers of about 9+ or maybe one to read together. It's a little bit scary but that's what makes it gripping and it's not in a horror way more of a mysterious way which leaves you wanting to find out how everything fits together. It's very atmospheric, a Victorian gothic ghost story about Tilly who has a near drowning experience but is saved by what she finds out to be a ghost-Kit the heir from Frost Hollow Hall. The mystery unfolds at the same time as Tilly has to grow up even more quickly and get a job to support her family. There's a good slice of life 'downstairs' in a large house as well. My hands were starting to feel worn out with all the cleaning and scrubbing the maids had to do amidst some very strange goings on. Definitely one to read in a short space of time so if you start now you can finish before the end of the weekend :-)
Avid reader, sometimes a headteacher AND founder of Story shack. A place where you can release your imagination and see where it takes you....
Release your imagination......
Explore new worlds.
Make your own stories.
Explore a map-real or fantasy....where do you want to go? Make your own and see where your imagination takes you.