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Monster Boy – Mummy Menace – Full Read Aloud Story

Follow along with the words on the screen, as I read Monster Boy, Mummy Menace. Get a copy of the book from your library or from my online store – signed with a free poster – or from Amazon. Follow the links.

Connor is half-monster, so he understands monsters and loves to help them with their problems – He’s the Ministry of Monsters number one agent, connate: Monster Boy.

Join Connor and his faithful flying dog, Trixie, as they find monster solutions to monster problems, using his amazing, top-secret monster bikes. Can Connor make the Forest and safe and friendly place for Monster and Humans to live side by side? Someone is stealing all the toilet paper! Can they find a monster solution in time?

Listening to stories and following the words is a brilliant way to gain reading fluency and become a confident, independent reader. Sometimes, it’s just nice to listen to a story. Why not draw pictures of Monster boy and T Rex while you listen? Get some drawing ideas here.

The Ginger Ninja – The Return of Tiddles – Full Read Aloud Story

I hope you enjoyed the first story in the Ginger Ninja series? (See me read it here.)

In book two – The Return of Tiddles – Ginger is the star of the playground, but is his head getting to big for his boots? The school Bully, Tiddles is watching and waiting. Has he discovered the secret of Ginger’s power and confidence?

I hope these stories will inspire you to get a copy from the library or from the links below, to be able to read along and then feel confident to read alone. Following along with a story is a brilliant way to build confidence to read a whole book on your own.

Get a signed copy with free poster with this link.

A Morning Sketching in Hereford – Sketchbook Tour

I had to take my car to the county town of Hereford, for a service. That meant I had the whole morning to spend wandering around sketching. What a great idea. First I went to the museum, which has quite a lot on display about the agricultural heritage of the county,

The Hereford is famous for cider and beef – the Hereford beef cattle breed being famous around the world. I found references to hereford Bulls all over the place – not so much the cider though – perhaps I wasn’t looking hard enough.

Here are the sketches I made in a morning off from drawing for work – I must be a glutton for punishment!

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