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Think Big! – Kes Gray/Nathan Reed

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JUN 25, 2019 | 9781444942132 | RRP $15.99

Hachette

9781444942132

If you are looking to inspire your little readers to reach for the stars this will be a fun yet still thought-provoking read.

Taking a new twist on the old nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty and his nursery rhyme friends are discussing what they might like to be when they grow up. When HD says he aspires to be a boiled egg, his friends are pretty shocked by such a lowly goal and come up with a range of exciting and challenging alternatives. Perhaps Humpty could become an artist or a famous footballer (surely a precarious choice for someone with a fragile shell – just saying!) and just as Humpty becomes wild with enthusiasm and decides that being an astronaut would be simply stellar – oops! Well that idea might just be scrambled now ☹.

This is quite hilarious and the lively bright illustrations will have children enraptured.

Believe and you can achieve!

Highly recommended for little ones from around 3 years upwards.

Nursery Rhymes

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In the times when I was in the classroom I was for the most part an ‘Infants’ teacher as we were known then. I mostly taught Year 1 or 1/2. We knew the importance of nursery rhymes and they were always our entree into the world of language. From my observations it seems that less children are coming to school with a familiarity with these so this article is useful and revealing.