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Thinker dances with rhythm and meaning – Books for Keeps

Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me  Here is a lovely review of Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me by Books for Keeps In this unusual picture book, we meet Thinker, a small black and white dog who belongs to Jace. Both are members of a black family consisting of mum, dad, and sister Kimmy, but what makes this book of poems so unusual is that Thinker can talk, but his talking only consists of reciting his own…

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Chalk Eagle engages children in an imaginative journey

A review of Chalk Eagle by Jenny Duke an ex teacher and literary consultant  Buy Chalk Eagle  I am loving Chalk Eagle. What an inspiring opportunity to read without words. For all ages to respond and develop their own stories, maybe aloud, or maybe silently in their heads. When reading Chalk Eagle lots of questions come to mind. “What can you see?” “What’s happening?” “What are they doing?” ” What you do you think they are thinking?” “What…

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The Telegraph calls Cinderella of the Nile a story of triumph over adversity

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  We’re thrilled to receive a fantastic review of Cinderella of the Nile from Emily Bearn for The Telegraph. Read it below: On the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, it’s hard to think of a story as unfashionable as that of Cinderella. In his 2015 film, Kenneth Branagh meant to portray his heroine as ‘strong and independent’ – only to be hit with a backlash when his star, Lily James, admitted she had been…

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Give children the power to create their own poetry

Tiny Owl’s Children & Poetry campaign continues Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me  Poetry can have a profound and almost magical effect on people. One line of a poem can transport us to somewhere else entirely. Writing and reading poetry can help children develop empathy skills, aid literacy, and is fun! With the launch of our latest poetry book Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me we have started a campaign to explore ways that we can encourage…

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