Tatenda says thank you every day, wherever he can. But lately, it seems no one can hear his thank yous: their heads are too foggy with worry. So Tatenda decides to say his biggest 'Thank you' ever. He stands on tiptoe, brings his arms down like a huge rainbow… and this time, his thank you helps the whole community feel better! This beautiful story was inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and the NHS Thursday clap and helps to show children how they can celebrate the key workers in their lives.
|Publisher||Frances Lincoln Children's Books; 2020|
THE GIRL WHO BECAME A TREE
A story told in poems: Daphne is unbearably sad and adrift. She feels the loss of her father acutely and seeks solace both in the security of her local library and the escape her phone screen provides by blocking out the world around her. As Daphne tries to make sense of what has happened she recalls memories of shared times and stories past, and in facing the darkness she finds a way back from the tangle of fear and confusion, to feel connected once more with her friends and family.
A witty anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. These 20 poems by the award winning Joseph Coelho will arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and performing with confidence. There are tongue twisters, poems to project, poems to whisper, poems to make you laugh. There are poems to perform to a whole class and others to whisper in somebody's ear.