We hope you love the story about a feisty, young girl with the huge imagination, as it is a story of hope and love. She has a rather over protective father who tries to give her all the love she could possibly need, but she wants to find friendship and have fun and dreams of the great friends she might have one day. Little does she know that all the friends she could ever need are all around her, just waiting to come into her life.
I wanted every page to be packed with story and to give the readers lots of different characters to meet and fall in love with. I also wanted teachers to feel they could use our book to create really engaging learning opportunities. It has been used by lots of schools to do just that. Pupils have used the setting of the story to become their own authors. Here’s an example of year 2 guided writing:
When the tornado rips up the countryside pupils have responded by becoming the tornado itself and writing in role or creating newspaper reports of the events:
Other teachers have had great fun writing in role as the different characters. Here is a year 4 child writing a letter of apology as Buster the cat, who had some very interesting ideas for what he might do with the birds, but is extremely sorry for his terrible behaviour: