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Week beginning 11th May 2020

As part of our topic on animals we thought it would be nice for you to read some books with animal characters in them. Here are some written by well-known children’s authors that we often read in school.


We would like you to write a book review about one of these books or any other book you would like to choose - maybe another one you know with animal characters!


We have written a book review in school before, when it was World Book Day. Remember to say what the story is about, why you like it (or not), something about the characters and illustrations and if you would tell others to read it. If you can use the word ‘because’ in your sentences we would be very impressed!

We have provided a template for you to use, but you can just write it on paper. Maybe you could draw a picture too!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a children's picture book published in 1967. Written and illustrated by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle.


Sit back with your little one and let the wonderful author-illustrator David McKee read from his successful and much-loved picture book, Elmer.

Owl Babies

Owl Babies, a wonderful children's story about a family of owls who live in the woods.

The Rainbow Fish

'The Rainbow Fish' is an international bestseller and a modern classic written and read here by Marcus Pfister

Rumble in the Jungle

Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae

Giraffes Can't Dance

A read aloud of, "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andrea and Guy Parker-Rees.

Six Dinner Sid

BBC RADIO has some lovely animal stories that you might like to listen to.

We would also like you to make a fact file about an animal. It can be the animal from the story you reviewed or it can be any other animal that you might be interested in.

For your fact file you can try to find the answer to some of these questions:

What does the animal look like?

Where does it live?

What does it eat?

How does it feed its babies?

There are some templates you can use, but you can write it on paper or maybe make a little folded book.