Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What the Snakes Wrote - Hazel Hutchins

What the Snakes WroteWhat the Snakes Wrote by Hazel Hutchins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

'Who will help the snakes save their home?
Rufus the farmyard dog is puzzled when dozens of snakes appear to be trying to tell him something. '

This is a beautifully illustrated and written book for children. Rufus the farmers dog reads what the snakes are trying to tell him, by shaping their bodies into letter shapes about looking after their home.

I think this book would be excellent for primary school children as it is encouraging them to read as they want to find out what the snakes are saying. Also at the back of the book is a section on snakes and facts about them. This could be used in non - fiction lessons about snakes.

There is a message in the book, that reminds the children that all animals have homes and to look after the environment. Rufus the dog is smart enough to be able to help the snakes.

Rufus is adorable in the story and has some fabulous facial expressions. I would recommend this story to anyone with young children.

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book from publisher - Thank you!

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