Photo credit: Will Calver of Ocean Photography
Lost Wonders, Sarah Ell, illustrated by Phoebe Smith, Allen & Unwin, 2020
h a p p y l a u n c h d a y S a r a h !
Welcome to this fabulous children’s book launch. How fabulous it can happen in all our bubbles! I invite you to settle down with a warm drink (hot chocolate for me!) and listen to Sarah and her children celebrate mum’s new book.
If you like discovering things, if you like collecting facts, if you like dinosaurs and moa and the lost wonders of Aotearoa – then this is the book for you. I am completely FASCINATED by the book; I keep DELVING into the pages and making all kinds of DISCOVERIES. You can print off the ACTIVITY page and you can try my CHALLENGE below and I will have A COPY of Sarah’s book for one child who participates when our bubbles open!
Sarah Ell says a few words to launch the book with the help of her children:
And now a wee reading from Sarah:
Drawings by Phoebe Morris you can download and print off:
This is a must-have book in my view – so as soon as bookshops open we can get our copy – or we could order it now from our local bookstore.
Allen & Unwin page
A Poetry Box bubble time challenge:
Write a poem about one of the birds above.
Write a poem about a lost wonder of Aotearoa
Find a fascinating fact about the bird you didn’t know!
Find a fascinating fact about a lost wonder you didn’t know!
Show me the bird or lost wonder in your poem: verbs and nouns make things come alive. What were the feathers like? The wings? The way it moved? Where it lived? What it ate? The sounds it made?
I will send a copy of the book sent to one lucky writer once we leave our bubbles
send to firstname.lastname@example.org
please include your name age and name of school
don’t forget to put LOST WONDER challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it
don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)
There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 3 or 4 days nudge me as I may have missed it.
Poetry Box bubble time: While we are in our bubbles, you might like to go to my blog and try one of my activities or listen to a children’s author or me read stories and poems.
I will be posting a new challenge kater today