Saturday, January 07, 2012

Little Foxes

I don't often blog about my reading with the kids but having sat with them tonight and read the first couple of chapters of Little Foxes by Michael Morpurgo I just wanted to make a comment about it.

He uses great language. Using words that kids don't use everyday which leads to questions and then leads to learning.

Although its only two chapters in he also is able to focus on and develop a character you find yourself rooting for from almost the start.

Looking forward to getting through this one. Highlights of last year included some Famous Five and Dinosaur Cove.


Anonymous said...

he seems to write geat kids books simon ,all the best stu

Simon Quicke said...

he does indeed. We are doing warhorse next

Parrish Lantern said...

I enjoyed reading to my daughter especially the Suess & spike milligan stuff, she's now into reading for herself & has done the potters, some Neil Gaiman & is currently reading an Isabel Allende.