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If the Mouse Was King of the Jungle

The earth itself testifies
to our insignificance.

Nothing makes a person feel small like standing beside the ocean or looking up into a big Texas night sky full of stars (especially if there’s a meteor shower, which we saw once—amazing!) or peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon.

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Carole Sparks


This week we will be sharing a favourite story in Nursery!

Philosophy For Children

Who is the scariest creature in the wood and why?

What would you do if you met a Gruffalo whilst out on a stroll? 143 more words

Author of The Week: Julia Donaldson

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on to them so they may do the same.” – Ronald Reagen…

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Writing in rhyme

Rhyming stories have always been popular with children.  From Hilare Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children to Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter’s The Dinosaur that Pooped… 996 more words


The Gruffalo - Book Review

A wonderful rhyming story about a clever mouse and a monster called Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. As the mouse walks through the forest, he meets a fox, a snake, and an owl who each, in turn, invite him ‘for a meal’ (to be their meal, that is). 368 more words

Picture Book Reviews

A new Gruffalo book please

Having two small children means I have been immersed in the world of Julia Donaldson for some time now. Her and Axel Scheffler have produced some of the best children’s books around and a night rarely goes by without a Julia Donaldson book being included in the bedtime story selection. 451 more words