Publication Date: 4 April 2019
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, lived a small girl, and a big secret. The girl’s name was Beatrix, and the secret was… well, you’ll find out soon enough.
Beatrix is a bold and clever young thing, but she has also never left the palace where she lives – because then she might fall off the edge of the world or get eaten.
Er – really?
What is this big secret everyone’s kerping from her? Beatrix decides it’s time to look for answers. And with her trusty sidekicks Oi the Boy, Dog the dog and Wilfred the Wise, she xan do anything…
A fantastically funny romp filled with magic, mystery and monsterous creatures.
Beatrix is not only bold and brave, she’s clever, curious, kind and creative. Her thirst for the truth, and resolve to save her home see her leave behind all that she knows, and befriend Oi the Boy and Dog the dog, putting her lessons in the castle to practical use.
The conversational style, and repetitive phrases, with comparisons between life today and life in the castle, aids understanding along with the engaging illustrations throughout the story that bring Beatrix and her world to life.
And if that isn’t enough, there are even instructions for how to make an Xbox using mud and wood!
This would make a highly engaging class read for Key Stage 1, and as the first of a series, will have newly independent readers clamouring for more!