A dramatic version of a favourite picture book in which children join in taking different parts of the reading.
Offering a very different storytelling experience, this Walker All Join In Story Play is a dramatic version of a favourite picture book written for four voices. Each part is clearly marked by different colour bands so children can join in. Perfect for reading aloud, this innovative and beautifully designed book offers a simple, clever and utterly enjoyable way of sharing stories and learning to read. The Walker All Join In Story Plays are written in strongly patterned language by Vivian French to cater for readers with different levels of experience. There are brief teaching notes at the back which give parents and teachers helpful advice on sharing the books with children.
Vivian French is a professional storyteller who worked for over ten years in children's theatre as a writer and performer. She is an acclaimed children's author who has written many books for children, both fiction and non-fiction and over forty picture books for Walker. She has written Yucky Worms, Growing Frogs and T. Rex in the Nature Storybooks series, the picture books Lullaby Lion and Polly's Pink Pyjamas, and numerous retellings of fairytales and folktales. She lives in Edinburgh. www.vivianfrench.com Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators working today. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice in Wonderland. She lives in London, NW3.