Followers of this blog will know only to well my penchant for a good book to use to support literacy teaching. Well thanks to @bogchild we have a new one suitable for Yr2.
This is the story of Henry and what he wanted more than anything else in the whole wide world. A perfect pet, of course, in the form of a dog.
There is however a duck who wants, more than anything else in the world, a friend. With a little bit of disguise by the duck, the two get together and have great fun until the disguise falls off.
The book is told in three short chapters which is unusual for a picture book. The first chapter tells about Henry and the second chapter about the duck. The third chapter tells what happens when they get together. There are opportunities for creating wanted posters, adverts, labelled diagrams and non-chronological reports. It makes a wonderful text for children to innovate upon, writing about their own perfect pet.
The second sentence in the book is wonderful and is one that is definitely worth learning and remembering and using for children to create their own version.
What Henry wanted more than anything else in the whole wide world, more than chips, more than a cowboy costume, more than an all expenses paid trip to the moon, more, even, than world peace itself, was a dog.
The blueprint of this book is rags to riches.
What is your favourite text that teaches at the moment?