Not a word out of place ... in the tradition of Aesop’s fables but much funnier and a little bit more unexpected
Helper and Helper
There is so much of human nature and good humour in the stories of Helper and Helper. We are very pleased to be back in the company of Snake and Lizard!
Written by Joy Cowley and illustrated by Gavin Bishop
Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks
More funny stories and wry observations with the bestselling Snake and Lizard.
A chapter book for children ages 6-8.
Reader Age 6-8 year Book Size N/A 20 × 15 cm 20 × 15 cm ISBN HelperandHelper 9781776571055 9781776571475
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Freya Daly Sadgrove, The Spinoff (NZ) –
There are some real ethical dilemmas in this book, for which reason I think it would be really rewarding to read aloud and discuss with children. It would also be great for junior readers starting out with chapter books.
The Sampling (NZ) –
The third in the marvellous Snake and Lizard series sees more gentle hilarity mixed with wise observations on life.
This will be a firm favourite with both adults and children – it’s a sure-fire bet for a present, or a classroom read-aloud.
Booksellers NZ –
Much clever humour, and occasionally a small measure of sadness… Most deservedly a nominee for the NZ Children’s Book Awards.
Book Council (NZ) –
Many of the tales are written in a way that could provoke deeper thinking (e.g., is eating another animal okay if it is not a friend?). These could provide a prompt for discussion, especially in classes of year 3 to year 5 students.
Starred review, Youth Services Book Review (US) –
This would make a nice read aloud to younger elementary school children. Also recommend to kids who like animal stories like Frog and Toad by Lobel or the Little Bear stories by Minarik.
John McIntyre, Radio New Zealand –
I love them. They’re warm, they’re witty.
The Source –
Joy Cowley’s witty narrative will keep young readers amused. Gavin Bishop’s colour illustrations capture the various moods of the stories. The desert creatures are sympathetically depicted warts and all – yes, there are toads – and his beautiful endpapers display a wide range of birdlife.
Bob’s Book Blog (NZ) –
Great read-a-loud for primary schools. Lots of wisdom here and justly called modern Fables in the Aesop mould.