All about the Time to Read book pack 2019: The Cave

Packed full of laugh-out-loud moments, brilliant illustrations and featuring a wiggly worm on nearly every page, everyone loved The Cave.

The CaveIllustration © Rob Hodgson 2017

For Time to Read 2019, schools across England received copies of The Cave by Rob Hodgson in a special pack for each of their Reception pupils.

That was 700,000 copies!

Children loved The Cave, a fantastic story about a sneaky wolf and a mysterious cave-dwelling creature. The picture book showed us that things aren't always what they seem, and life can be full of surprises!

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We were delighted to have the support of national children’s mental health charity Place2Be.

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"Three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem. Half of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14 which is why early identification and intervention to address these problems is important.

We know from our experience that reading with your child in a warm, non-judgemental manner can be an excellent way to open up conversations about emotions, feelings and behaviours and help children to feel less alone.

As a parent it can sometimes be hard to have these conversations but using characters in books, and the situations they experience, can help start a dialogue. Reading together can help you spot worries and anxieties before they are magnified."