Parents Corner
Children's Books
Reluctant Readers
Big Books
Writing For Children
Author Profiles
About Us
Full Contents list
Sister Sites
Link to Contact an Author
Link to Amazon UK

Changing School

Wanda’s First Day
by Mark Sperring, illustrated by The Pope Twins
(The Chicken House)
Wanda’s first day at school is something of a surprise: she is a little witch and all the other pupils at the school are fairies – there must be a mistake she decides. Her teacher reassures her that it’s just first day nerves so Wanda does her best to fit in. Even though her pet (frog) isn’t really welcome, her sandwiches are rather too scary and her horticultural efforts somewhat overwhelming, Miss Dewdrop insists Wanda that she’s in the right place. So, that night Wanda plans a special gift to take for her new teacher in the morning.
Certainly not a ‘first experiences’ starting school story but a fun one to share with slightly older children who are moving to a new school. The illustrations are full of amusing details that extend the fun of the text.
(reviewed by Jill Bennett)
Buy from Amazon

Parents Corner     Choosing Children's Books     Reluctant Readers     Numeracy     Big Books     Writing for Children     Author Profiles       Resources       About Us     Full Contents List     Home