Silly School

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Louise-Marie Fitzhugh
Frances Lincoln
1845074696
Jan 2007
Twice winner of the Bisto award, author-illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick�s latest picture book tells the story of the seemingly belligerent Beth. It is Beth�s first day at school, however, she is reluctant to exchange the cosy environs of her bed for school when mum awakes her.

Aunty Bea tries to lure her with the prospects of the singing she will do at school. This is to no avail� Sister Ann tries to tempt her with the promise of cuddly-wuddly toys. This falls on deaf ears� Aunty Mel endeavours to entice her with the prospects of painting. This is futile. Uncle Ben and Gran try to appeal to her through lunchtime and storytimes. This is fruitless�

All ask Beth what she wants to do, upon which she replies she wants to play with friends. When it is explained that Beth�s friends are all at school too, Beth goes and is depicted playing with cuddly-wuddly toys, singing, painting enjoying lunchtime and storytimes. Will she be tempted to return home afterwards, however?

Marie-Louise Fitzpartick carefully introduces young children to what can be expected at school and the types of routine that will be followed in this gentle, affectionate book.



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