Sunday, 5 March 2017

Read with Mummy - Billy's Bucket

Review of 'Billy's Bucket' by Kes Gray and illustrated by Garry Parsons

Billy wants only one thing for his birthday - a bucket. Inside it, he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. But Mum and Dad are sceptical and, when Dad unwittingly uses the bucket to clean his car, he's in for a big surprise!

Billy's Bucket really hits the imaginative world of children's minds. Inside Billy's bucket is a host of sea life and the fabulous, bright, and interesting illustrations create endless possibilities for talking about the story. My son loves to explore the pictures and name the different sea creatures. He's possibly a little young for the text but we emphasise parts of the story he can see in the pictures and he'll happily explore them for a long time. The text is fun and is amusing to read. This would also be a great text to use in the classroom for capacity and imaginative literacy lessons.


Overall verdict - lovely book with amazing illustrations and endless possibilities for its use. Would definitely recommend. Of course Elliot now has to have a bucket, 'Elliot's bucket' and fill it with all sorts of things!

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