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Relive Smriti's storytime fun
During her time as Writer in Residence, Smriti decided to brighten up a lockdown half-term with a fun live storytime!
She was joined by Sarah McIntyre and Axel Scheffler for the event, which saw all three of them sharing their books.
Smriti read Elephant in My Kitchen, while Sarah treated us to Don't Call Me Grumpycorn and Axel gave a fabulous rendition of The Smeds and The Smoos.
You can relive all the fun by watching the video!
A young boy is rather perturbed when he discovers an elephant in his kitchen, munching her way through the chocolate biscuits. What's she doing there and how can he get rid of her? The important environmental message of this book is delivered in an accessible manner, and children are sure to delight in the cheeky animal antics.
Bear and Squirrel are best friends - but Squirrel feels like she needs a bit of space of her own. This adorable rhyming book about the ups and downs of friendship is pitched perfectly for 3-5 year olds who may be negotiating new friendships.
The message here is that compassion for others and strength in togetherness is what makes us thrive. The Little Island may raise as many questions as it answers, but that’s precisely why global ideas should be introduced to children at such a young age.
Little Monster claims to be sweet, but is proving to be anything but! Children will love the naughty monster snatching presents and hogging sweets, and parents will delight in reminding them not to be like Little Monster if they don’t want to end up feeling silly!
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