Author of the Month Key Stage One

Key Stage One

Our Author of the Month for January is…Julia Donaldson. She is probably most well known for her book, The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. However, she has in fact written over 150 books! Julia was made the Children’s Laureate for 2011 – 2013 and we are delighted to announce that we have a wide range of her books available in the school library. So, try reading Monkey Puzzle, The Troll, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale or any one of her other incredible books.

Don’t forget to write a blog post and tell us what you think!

7 Responses to Author of the Month Key Stage One

  1. Mr Phillips says:

    Wow, I am sooooooo excited, Julia Donaldson is my favourite author! I absolutely love her book the Gruffalo, it is amazing! I always read it to every class I teach, Bumblebees loved hearing it during snack time on Monday. Everyone should read a Julia Donaldson book they are GREAT!

  2. Miss Trim says:

    In assembly today we read ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson and we absolutely loved it! Here are just a few of our comments:

    “I liked the rhyming in the book.” Theo

    “I liked the way the snail was so small at the beginning but was able to save a huge whale!” George

    “I liked the way the snail left a message with his trail.” Daniel

    “I liked the way it had a happy ending.” Paige

  3. Jasmine P says:

    I loved the book we read in assembly ‘The Snail and the Whale’ it was a story about the resilience of the tiny snail!The Gruffallo is an amazing story and the rhyming in it is funny and clever!

  4. Ella B says:

    I love The Gruffalo. I went to see it at the Pavilion in Bournemouth; I thought it was excellent. It is a book that is very good for any age – you are never too old for it!

  5. Imogen C says:

    That author sounds great! I wish I could be like her!

  6. Alice N says:

    When I was younger, I had a box set of Julia Donaldson’s books, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Out of all of them, ‘The Gruffalo’ was my favourite- it still is! Loads of my friends would like to be a Children’s Author, and I think Julia Donaldson would be a great person to be inspired by. 😀

  7. Mr Croutear says:

    I think Julia Donaldson is a fantastic author; I have mainly discovered her due to the fact my little girl is two years old and really getting into books now! She was given ‘Room on the Broom’ a few months ago and loves it – I also enjoy reading it and especially putting on a scary voice for the dragon! So for Christmas, I bought her a new set of Julia Donaldson books – the Gruffalo, the Gruffalo’s Child and the Smartest Giant in Town. We have read all of them and she particularly likes George the Giant!

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