It's a really atmospheric read, I would say from 9+, with lots of lots of talking points and a mix of 20th century history and ancient history. The book starts off in post WW1 London but this is very cleverly and subtly intertwined the unfolding events of Howard Carter's discovery AND then a much bigger leap back into time with another layer of story set in Tutankhamun's time. The links between are seamless and the story unfolds with the sights, smells, sounds of London and Egypt so you feel you are there. It's simply an excellent read for the summer whether you know anything about Ancient Egypt or not - I think it will inspire you to want to find out more.......in fact I"m off to read it all again I think as it was just so good I couldn't put it down.
I'm not sure how 'The Snail House' by Allan Ahlberg and Gillian Tyler came to be in Storyshack's possession but it's so sweet and charming I'm not letting it go! Not only is it a lovely sharing book I can see it also being a wonderful teaching resource opening up lots of magical discussions about being small and what the world would look like along with 'The Borrowers', 'The Minpins' and 'Mrs. Pepperpot' amongst others.
The illustrations are really beautiful and in a really natural style so all in all very inspiring for lots of imagining.