ARC copy received from TaleBlade Press.
While Mrs May is checking her students’ homework, she notices that Jet hasn’t managed to write down the letters of the alphabet. Instead of providing a familiar excuse, Jet offers Mrs May an elaborate story about how every letter happened to leave his page while he was walking to school that morning.
The Day That A Ran Away clearly and cleverly moves through the alphabet from A to Z. Each page has a number of items to find and the simple rhyme on each page will help readers remember the letter sequence. The story also touches gently on the concept of homework and the importance of making an effort.
As a book blogger it's always amazing when I receive any book post and my children love it even more when it happens to be a book for them to enjoy. After much excitement we all got settled down to read The Day That A Ran Away. So what did we think...
I have to talk about the illustrations first of all as they are bold, bright and easily catch the eye. This story follows a little boy called Jet who has forgotten to do his homework or has something else happened to all the letters in his work? It really is a wonderful way of introducing the alphabet to children but using a fun and imaginative story to achieve it. With Jet explaining how the letters of the alphabet got caught up in the different and very creative situations. Each letter is drawn differently and I loved the little details on each one. Then of course the story also helps to reinforce the idea of completing your homework!
The book is an ideal length to keep your little ones entertained without their attention wandering and both my three and five year old enjoyed listening to the story. The words used within the story are easy to understand and my little boy could attempt to read some of the story for himself.
A fun and imaginative story!
With thanks to Ariella at TaleBlade Press for my copy.