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VAL'S BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

 

1. The Gumdrop Series.

(Published by Hodder Children's Books,).( Please note this section is being rewritten at present. It will be available soon.

" There are 37 books in the 'Gumdrop' series. Through them run exciting and amusing stories and I would like to tell you about some of them"

Gumdrop has gone away for a holiday --- he will come back very soon,

 

2. VAL'S work with schools.

( Please note this section is being rewritten at present. It will be available soon.

"Over the years Val has visited many schools with Gumdrop to tell the children what it is like to be an author and artist and to encourage them to read, write and draw. This link will take you to a page that tells you about such a visit."

 

3. Val's re-telling of Children's classics

(Oxford University Press, Publishers).

Val's retelling of these traditional tales has been adapted for classroom teaching. The guided reading editions have text simplified to an appropriate level for the average child. They also include teaching notes for guided reading and writing, and work at text, sentence and word level.

The Hobyahs
The Three Little Pigs
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Three Billy-Goats Gruff
Little Red Riding Hood
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jean Kenward, 'The Odd Job Man and the Thousand Mile Boots'
Jill Bennet, 'Jack and the Robbers'

 

4. Children's books illustrated for other authors.

E.W. Hildick, 'A Cat Called Amnesia' and 'The McGurk Mystery Series'

Michael Hardcastle, 'Carole's Camel'

With Christina Butler

'The Dinosaur Dinner', 'Archie the Ugly Dinosaur', 'Big Bad Rex'

With H.E.Todd

'Clever, Clever Cats', 'Jungle Silver'