The Grimsdell Children’s Library Book of the Week has been selected by the Junior Librarian, Anika from 2AM. She recommends a book written and illustrated by Nick Sharratt: Ketchup on Your Cornflakes.
Anika’s reason for her choice:
“This book is SO funny! Who would have ketchup on their cornflakes or custard in your bath?!”
We hope you agree! This fiction book is available to borrow from our school library.
Mrs Harvey would also recommend this book. Nick Sharratt is a talented and popular author/illustrator and the children are very familiar with his work. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2003. His quirky writing coupled with big and bold illustrations ensure that every story in which he is involved, leaps off the page.
‘Ketchup on Your Cornflakes’ is a great mix and match split-page book inviting children to interact directly with the book, changing the sentences to create new combinations. Children are invited to create fantastic and fantastical food concoctions from the sensible ‘Do you like ketchup on your chips?’ to the hilarious ‘Do you like custard in your lemonade’ and the faintly disgusting ‘Do you like jam in your bed’!
The split page technique allows many weird and wonderful combinations of words and images, inspiring children to make their own books using this same basic idea. Linguistically, it provides an ideal context for introducing and revising the question ‘do you like’, related vocabulary and prepositions.
Children’s Author of the Week
This week, the Junior Librarians Maximilian and Anika from 2AM have given careful thought to their chosen children’s Author of the Week. The task of nominating a children’s author which they think will appeal to the entire Grimsdell community is not easy. However, I think that you will agree that they have made excellent nominations.
Anika nominates the author Valerie Thomas. Her stories alongside the unique illustration of Korky Paul, have resulted in a fabulous array of Winnie and Wilbur books. Anika feels sure that Grimsdell children would love to read all about Winnie the Witch’s amazing adventures!
Inspired by his younger brother, Frederick, Maximilian has selected the Mr Men and Little Miss series of books.
Maximilian tells us that his younger brother really enjoys these stories because they have such a fun element to them.