Friday, 28 December 2012

Crazy, confused horses and kids

Reading all about Lucy's holiday and then...
we jump 12 pages to some horse facts before returning to the story

 Lucy's in despair with her spoilt story

The Spoilt Holiday
Lucy's holiday is spoilt by a rubbish cellotape repair job that interrupts her dream-like adventure with a fairground horse with some down to earth horse facts.
Samuel's verdict: What?

Monday, 17 December 2012

There's a filthy monster in my book bag

An inviting first page...don't you just want to touch it?

Poor tatty, scribbled on Monster school stamped 1984

Great cellotape-enhanced illustrations by Quentin Blake 

New Monster, please

After a one-off new book last week, filthy Monster turns up in Luke's book bag, taking us back to the grubby, tatty ancient books that we've grown to love. Wear gloves to read to this and dozens of other filthy adventures illustrated by the fantastic Quentin Blake.

Luke's verdict: I love Monster but the books are always dirty.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Holy's a brand new book!

First new book in six years

No cellotape or stain in sight

Is this the first of many new school books?

Get out the party poppers and crackle open a bag of's the first new book to grace the kids' book bags in six years. Apparently, money has been spent on buying new books. Hoorah! But does this mean the dog-eared, dirt-encrusted books we've grown to love will be consigned to the recyling bin?


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Dirty Babies

Mmm...lovely puppies but would you like to touch them?
More photos of dogs on dog-eared pages
Looks like she's spilt some of her milk
from all the bacteria on the pages
Now wash your hands.
Babies is so dirty that it looks as if the animals have come to life and rampaged over the book, eating and soiling it.
Six-year-old Kirsty's verdict: Eeee...yuk.