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Ricky Rocket – A Present from Earth – Story Video

Read along with me as I tell you the story of A Present from Earth – one of the eight great Ricky Rocket stories.

Ricky lives on the planet Hammerhead in the year 3000.

Surely, everyone loves chocolate?

Ricky’s friends from school come from all over the universe. What can he bring from Earth to show-and-tell day to make it a day the school will never forget?

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There are eight Ricky Rocket Stories that are perfect for newly confident or reluctant readers. The language is chosen to make it easy to read alone while engaging the reader with high interest story content.

Clear text and fun illustrations on every page make these books the perfect choice for beginners, newly confident and reluctant readers.

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.

How to paint like Beatrix Potter – Mr Jeremy Fisher

I think this must be my longest video ever! It’s a video of me trying to paint a page from The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter. I’ve not cut out a huge amount, maybe five minutes, so this is pretty much in real time.

My first attempt went very wrong, because I was using the wrong paper and the wrong brush. The second attempt was much better but I think the pencil is all wrong and I still haven’t got the right brush.

Last Friday, I went to the British Museum to get up close with some of her artwork to really understand her style. It was an amazing experience. One of the best art lessons I’ve ever had. It was like being with Miss Potter for the afternoon. I’ll tell you about it in my next videos.

If you don’t know the story, Click below and you can watch a video of me reading from the book