A Spooky Tale- A Walk with our Teacher by Sue Wickstead #Review #Giveaway
Just in time for Hallowe'en, I have Sue Wickstead A Spooky Tale- A Walk with our Teacher on the blog today. There is also a great Giveaway for you to enter. Details on how to do so are the foot of this post.
A Spooky Tale – a walk with our teacher
When the teacher decided to take the class out on a walk the children did not want to go ... But... What could possibly go wrong? why did the class not feel well? Read the book to find out.
This is a children's picture story book which is aimed at ages 3 - 8. There is a lot of repetition in the story format which will appeal to this age group. I particularly liked the map at the beginning which shows the walk the children go on, reluctantly, it seems. You can relate each step in the walk to the map. The illustrations are bold and bright with lots of character.
With a great dollop of humour, both through the pictures and through the words, young children will enjoy sharing this story. The story was written with the author's class of children so I am sure it is right on young readers' wavelengths
Cat and Mouse say: It's great fun but watch your step!
About the Author
I am an author and a teacher and have written six children’s picture books, all with a bus included somewhere.
Having been able to share my first book, 'Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus', it was time to think about writing a book for younger readers.
While visiting a local school the children were writing stories about a journey, we read Jay-Jay’s book and then I remembered a book that I had written some years before and I read this to the class too, and they loved it.
The original story was based on a walk with my class around the neighbourhood of Bewbush, Crawley. The walk had led to map work and sequencing. Then together with the class I wrote an imaginative adventure.
The events we imagined were put into a class book. The book was shared with many classes and it was always a favourite.
Now years later I decided it was time to update, improve and look at publishing the book.
There is indeed a walk around the district of Bewbush. and following the publication of the book I went back to see if and how the neighbourhood had changed.
‘Oh, I see you have written a book without a bus!’ commented a friend.
But, look through the pages and you will see there always has to be a bus!
The neighbourhood of Bewbush was a new estate built in Crawley town in the 1970's. The area was built without any shops, school or safe places for children to play. It was an area of high need and was supported by a special playbus which offered a much-needed playgroup venue.
I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share my stories. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.
Giveaway (UK only)
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