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Shh! We Have a Plan

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Like me, many young readers will enjoy the story just for its amusement while others will see its life lessons about the impact of force versus gentleness. In the depths of a purple-blue night four night stalkers our out with their nets in hopes of coming across something to catch. Using movement and the repetition to build the suspense, swiftly followed by disappointment, will make it exciting and amusing for their audience.

This book looks at least as amazing as the other two, which are the best modern storybooks we’ve found. We Have a Plan True, there is a minimalist text of just over 100 words, but it is in the dynamism of the magnificent artwork that Haughton’s creativity is most clearly visible. Contrastingly, the nature around them have much cleaner outlines, in particular, the birds contrast enormously in their bright red and green colours.An entertaining tale of hapless hunters being bamboozled by birds with plenty of repetition and humour to keep both a 20 month old and nearly five year old amused.

comes a funny, strikingly illustrated story of best-laid plans — and the secret to attracting the birdie. The repetition would make it an entertaining and easy read for lower KS1 and foundation stage and it would be fun to all join in on the action.In fact it made perfect sense to create a mainly silhouette image from paper cut and in fact the design of the birds also benefitted from it too. Oh No George' came out in March 2012 and has been nominated for 6 awards in 4 countries including the Roald Dahl Funny award.

I enjoyed the repetition of those cautionary "Shh"s and the moody digital illustrations that make readers feel as though they are moving through the night stealthily. This really benefits to the story leaving the human world to be in various shades of blue and black and the birds that are drawn in more vibrant colours.This is a beautifully produced book which will take pride of place on my bookshelf alongside Chris Haughton's other books. Another pattern that can be noticed is that the eyes of the bird are mostly closed at the beginning, focussing on itself not watching or observing its surrounding. The human characters have a ragged torn-paper look to their edges while the natural elements have a cleaner simplicity to their shapes.

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