JESSICA VESICA loves to go sailing round the world in her little boat - until she' s captured by pirates and taken far away to the land of the unpleasant Wedge Women, who buy her from the pirates and use her as a slave to do their borimg daily work for them, since she turns out to be just the right shape. Another charming little book in STARBORN'S new TRIANGLE TED series.
Illustrations by Diane Walkey and Peggy Lindig.
This little book is a compilation of all the verses in books 1 and 2 of 'Windows Open Wide", gathered together on their own primarily as a resource book for teachers who find such material useful for their classes but who may not want to use a classroom language-book at this stage - or for those who ARE using W.O.W. but would also appreciate the convenience of having verses easily to hand in a separate volume. However it may also be seen simply a collection of humorous verse for young children - or as a first adventure into the patterns and structures of the English language, and as such will not only entertain and amuse but also accustom the reader to the way that language works and lead him or her to a gradual understanding of grammar, syntax and idiom. It may be used to great advantage by teachers of quite a wide range of age groups, since the verses, while straightforward and simple and sometimes in the ‘nonsense’ tradition, are not silly or condescending, and it is hoped that the book will find a welcome particularly in special needs and literacy classes. Each verse deals with a specific point of grammar, usage or, in one or two cases, vocabulary groups; these are indicated in the index in brackets after each title for the benefit of teacher or parent. Many of the verses are rhythm-based, i.e. they are at their best when recited boldly and rhythmically, perhaps by the whole group, which can be split into two for the several items that are in dialogue form. Such work will help to imprint the various patterns in the minds of the pupils, and bring liveliness and fun into the class.
Lucy Lune wants to marry Ollie Oblong, but her parents are furious. His head is simply the wrong shape, and the marriage would ruin the family's reputation. Besides, if Lucy and Ollie had children her parents fear they would turn out to be monsters. Lucy goes ahead and marries Ollie anyway. Will her parents' fears be founded? Read the book and find out!
A new collection of pentatonic songs for young children at school or in the home. Many of the songs are provided with a simple optional instumental part. A wide variety of themes is touched upon, loosely arranged around the unfolding of the seasons.
Penny Pentagon and her friend have been invited to a wedding. They have plenty of nice clothes but... no hats. They go to town to buy one each, but it is hopeless. Her friend eventually finds one, but Penny can't find a hat to fit her five-sided head anywhere. She goes back home disappointed and sad, but then she has an idea...
A new collection of 50 original rounds for classroom, choir or any group of singers. The round is not only the most accessible and welcoming form of vocal music, but is also a simple and delightful way into the experience of singing in several parts. The music is composed and hand-drawn by Peter Oram, and each song charmingly illustrated by Phil Forder.
Rectangle Rex is the crown prince of Oblongia and he can't wait until he is finally made king. But on the day of his coronation he has a nasty shock: his head is too wide to fit through the door of the cathedral where he is to be crowned! He calls the army in too shoot the doorway down, but the people stop this happening. Rex is very miserable, but it is only his foolish pride which has prevented his coronation. Will he EVER become king of Oblongia? Read the book and find out!
This little book of poems for young children is now in its second edition, and has been read and enjoyed by children, teachers and parents from Britain to the USA and Australia. Many of the poems are delightfully illustrated, and each embodies a gentle healing gesture or some threshold to be crossed.
Six strange and wonderful tales of the Saints of Pembrokeshire. Fragments of legends, scraps of history are woven together to capture something of the essence of these enigmatic figures from what has come to be known as the 'Age of the Saints'. With numerous brush and ink illustrations.
A Christmas story for young children: the nativity story told in verse, in a sensitive and gently humorous style, as seen through the eyes of the animals that come to visit the crib. With charming illustrations by Phil Forder.
TRIANGLE TED and the Grand TV Dance Competition is the first book in the fantastic new TRIANGLE TED series. Each book features a different quirky and likeable character distinguishable through the unusual, geometrical shape of his head which in each case takes him or her through adventures, situations and difficulties that somehow must be resolved. In this first book Triangle Ted wants to become an acrobat, but the shape of his head makes it impossible to do even a simple headstand. He joins the navy, but is thrown out because a triangle is out of place among all the other square-headed sailors. Finally he decides to become a dancer, but only when he finds the perfect partner to fit his shape can he win the great prize!