Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Spooky Tale



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.


A Spooky Tale –




Having enjoyed other books by this author I could not wait to get my hands on A Spooky Tale.
Besides fun word content the illustrations are to die (or be frightened) for.
At first I did read this on a kindle paperwhite, so was unable to appreciate color images.
This is the sort of book that deserves a good print copy or to be enlarged on a big digital screen.
I appreciated the beautiful artwork much more when viewed in color.

From the beautiful map at the beginning, through each adventure, and the glorious expressions on each character's face, this is a fun book to read and share.
I was a little concerned when they whacked the bear, then threw stones at the wolf, but the other ways the kids sought protection were less violent. I liked that one critter only wanted to tickle and they were nicer to him. I do understand that when you are in danger of being eaten you may have to use more force!

The kids stood up for themselves, even rescuing the teacher. Perhaps my favorite image is teacher with her own pets. By the second or third time kids will be joining in with the refrain of and "THAT'S WHY we didn't feel well."


Author Bio –
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.

Social Media Links –
Facebook: - Author Page https://www.facebook.com/storiesSue/
Facebook  - Playbus page https://www.facebook.com/BewbushPlaybus/

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for joining the blog tour for A Spooky Tale.
    Indeed no animals were hurt on this trip, not even a hairy caterpiller.
    It was certainly an adventure

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