Author(s): Caroline Young; Marta Cabrol (Illustrator)
This book offers plenty of opportunity for young writers to practise different styles of creative writing. All activities are accessible, and many are based on familiar themes such as home and friends. A book to increase children's confidence both with words, and with writing. The bright, friendly jungle animals make the writing activities inviting and fun. Young writers can practise a range of writing skills, including story planning, creating characters, writing a play, a poem, and a diary entry. The wipe-clean format encourages re-drafting and experimentation. Supports the school curriculum - a wide variety of writing styles are introduced, and reinforced and a practice page and notes for grown-ups inside a gatefold ensure readers get the most from these books. Part of the hugely successful Usborne Wipe-clean series, the Key Skills titles teach children the basics of a variety of Maths and English topics, including times tables, fractions, grammar and punctuation. Comes with a special wipe-clean pen which is very satisfying to write with, and easy to wipe off the shiny pages so young writers are encouraged to re-draft, which is an essential part of the writing process.