‘Skellig’ and ‘Mouse Bird Snake Wolf’

I love Skellig by David Almond.

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That book led me to read ‘Mouse Bird Snake Wolf‘. This is the third graphic collaboration between David Almond and Dave McKean, who does the illustrations. The gods have created a world – they’ve built mountains, a sea and a sky – and now their days are filled with long naps in the clouds (and tea and cake). That’s until Harry, Sue and Little Ben begin to fill the gaps of the world: with a mousy thing, a chirpy thing and a twisty legless thing.

As the children’s ideas take shape, the power of their visions proves to be greater than they, or the gods, could ever have imagined. I love this book because of the illustrations and the big creation ideas that it examines.

This book is ideally for 8-9 year olds, but as with any good book, anyone can read it and enjoy it. I did!

by Mr Cooper

Age: TBC

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