' Mr. Cram's Magic Bubbles' by Michael Bond but I would like to give it a space as Michael Bond has passed away. Obviously Paddington is the great star of his writing family but this book has always tickled me. It's a beautiful book with these very interesting illustrations and it always makes me smile. I'm not sure we would be allowed to use the original teaching techniques today-Mr. Cram makes his pupils wear dunces hats as he despairs of their mathematical skills. However he comes up with a magical way of teaching them about number by making a special bubble mixture. Every time I read this book (and I do, in every different school I've been in, it sits in my office right now!) I think about how I could do this.....it's so charming and delightful you feel like you could go and do it too. There's a beautiful surprise at the end too so if you need uplifting of course pick up a Paddington book but don't forget this one either-it's a charmer.
Avid reader, sometimes a headteacher AND founder of Story shack. A place where you can release your imagination and see where it takes you....