BOOK OF THE WEEK “TOM’S STORYTIME BOX”
BUG HUNT – TOM STORY
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 1st July 2019
Our book of the week is very special and different this week. It is “TOM’S STORYTIME BOX” – BUG HUNT by Tom Story (Author) & Ashlee Spink (Illustrator)
Tom’s Storytime Box is a brand new book concept for children aged 3-8 years which looks amazingly exciting. The box conjures up lots of mystery, the picture book which is included would be a joy to behold as a stand alone item. But it comes with lots of extras that enhance the book and turn it into an amazing entertaining experience. In addition you are transported on a journey of learning, both in reading and about bugs,
Let’s consider this wonderful picture book, first.
Bug Hunt by Tom Story (Author) & Ashlee Spink (Illustrator)
Paperback: 30 pages
Age Range: 3-8 years
Publisher: Tom’s Storytime
From the back cover: “‘We’re going to find some wriggly things, some jiggly things, some squiggly things…’
Get your Bug Hunting gear out and join us on an adventure, but watch out, not all bugs are friendly.
Let’s go into the garden and take a look.”
The book tells a simple rhyming story which introduces us to certain bugs. It’s a fantastic catchy rhyme and very entertaining. Children will soon pick up the flow and it will inspire them to add their own bits and bugs.
The words, which new readers and more experienced readers, alike, will cope with easily, are backed up with excellent, colourful pictures that will inspire any young or old imagination. They are beautiful illustrations by Ashlee Spink.
The book is ideal for encouraging reading skills and will fuel the childhood love of books that will produce an avid reader.
The ultimate test of a good picture book is always whether it stands the test of time and is interesting enough for the grown up to read or hear over and over again without ‘bugging’ them. Bug Hunt certainly passes that test.
To sum up, Bug Hunt is a beautifully illustrated book that teaches and inspires.
The book is all part of Tom’s Storytime Box. The Box is an exciting item to receive through the post and is filled with goodies. It adds a brand new dimension of excitement to books and learning to read.
There is a sheet to advise grownups on how to help children become ‘Amazing Readers’. There is a ‘I’m a Bug Catcher’ Activity Sheet (with 18 bugs to spot), a magnifying glass, a bug catcher, crayons, a pad for notes and so much more. All these items interact perfectly with the book.
The concept has been very well thought through and any child exploring the box to its full is bound to benefit and add to his or her love of books.
TOM’S STORYTIME BOX
Tom’s Storytime Box is a monthly subscription ‘Mystery’ box based around one of Tom Story’s books. The project is released 1st of July and first boxes sent out on the 1st August. Each month will be a new mystery box based around one of my stories with activities and fun to match.
Boxes will be sold at an introductory price of £12.99 UK per month for a Mystery Box or £22.99 for two with a sibling discount.
I cannot wait to see what I will learn from the next Tom’s Storytime Box!
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.– Lewis Caroll, Alice in Wonderland.
Happiness is…Tom’s Storytime Box
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Why isn’t phonetic spelt the way it sounds?
Love is…making sure he takes his medicine
TRACK OF THE DAY
Magic – Coldplay
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WHAT DAY IS IT?
Monday 1st July 2019
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