From the author of the wildly popular Extraordinary Shorts comes a new and amusing
second book in this series of 10 minute stories that entertain, provoke
questions and invite opinions. Perfect for children who might be intimidated by
longer reads, Kids in Shorts can be
read in a few minutes and each story is new and different - with unexpected
endings! These are characters and situations that we can all relate to, even
possibly turn to each other and say “I know a kid like this!” or “I’m going
through an issue like this now.”
This time the stories mainly focus on children that have a
problem, be it physical, emotional or circumstantial, and, through the
characters, show how they cope. Some of the tales are a little spooky, some set
in unexpected places, but all bursting with good humour and lively descriptions
and all entirely relatable. Each story is also accompanied by a beautifully detailed
line drawing that cleverly captures the essence of the narrative.
The author has tried to obey all the rules about writing to
give children high-quality but exciting examples to base their own work upon.
They may be asked: “Can you write a story like this about someone you know?”
The collection is therefore ideal for teachers to use in reading groups to
stimulate the imaginative process. With many of the ideas based on real events
and characters, these are interesting, amusing and inspiring kids in a medley
of colourful shorts!