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Would you rather have a monkey to tickle or a bear to read to

ImageJohn Burningham is such a brilliant illustrator and children’s writer. His drawings and prose are iconic and quirky and one of the things I love about his books is that they are left open-ended, loose ends fluttering in the breeze, just perfect for young enquiring minds. We had a fun end of year Magic Pencil club session yesterday where I read them Burningham’s ‘Would you rather’, a hilarious book where he throws up lots of weird and wonderful scenarios for the reader to choose from. I then asked the children to write and illustrate their own mini ‘Would you rather’ books which had them in gales of laughter. Always good to close the end of the academic year with a smile 🙂

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John Burningham

 

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