Right, now these animals don’t want to go to school! But one by one, they will discover what the benefits of going to school are... for animals as well as for children! A funny way to learn and a funny way to teach. As everyone knows how difficult it can be to explain to young children how... read more
"The Book of the Animals is a planned series of illustrated books for young children. <...> These delightful books tell the story of what happens when the animals in the stories, like many young children, don’t want to eat and don’t want to wash...The books are very suitable both for reading to young children and for older children to use to learn to read in both languages. They might even persuade them to wash and eat their dinner!The repetitive structure is supportive of children learning new words and the illustrations work well alongside the text to help understanding of unfamiliar words.I can easily imagine young children demanding repeat readings and enjoying learning the text by heart as many children do with favourite stories. Children learning to make up and write their own stories might well want to write a personalised version, using the structure as a prop.I think the stories would work well both in the home and in the classroom."(Review published in The Cass School of Education, by Dr Raymonde Sneddon, Research Fellow for “The Cass School of Education” at the University of East London, and Honorary Research Fellow of Birkbeck College, in the Department of Applied Linguistics)
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