Term Two is all about George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl…

roald dahl books 1Roald Dahl is one of the greatest storytellers of all time. He started writing after nearly dying in a plane crash in World War II. His first children’s novel was James and the Giant Peach and was followed by many other successful best-selling titles…

Ms McLeod’s favourite Roald Dahl book is ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘GEORGE’S Marvellous Medicine’ is Mrs Brough’s favourite.

So guess which book we are reading… yep Mrs Brough’s favourite!

Here’s a quick overview of George’s Marvellous Medicine…

51Qt1YG-KkL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_George is alone in the house with his Grandma. She is grouchy and grumpy. Luckily,
George knows how to cure her. He decides to brew up an extra-special remedy – a Grandma Medicine. He mixes together all sorts of things and creates the most marvellous medicine. The problem is, George doesn’t know exactly what his medicine will do. From growing into a gigantic ball of air, to growing so tall that she bursts through the ceiling, George’s medicine has a number of amazing and very funny results…

 

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Ursula Dubosarsky

This term we have decided to introduce the grade 2’s to Aussie Nibbles, small fiction books. The books have between one and twelve small chapters and are the next step up to picture books. The writing is quite large and the books still have illustrations. It’s a nice easy to way to ease the students into reading fiction books.

Our first Aussie Nibbles author is Ursula Dubosarsky

She is a  talented and Australian writer and is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults. She has won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.

Ursula has written some of our favourite picture books, The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, which have both been adapted as successful stage productions.

Her Aussie Nibbles book that we are going to be reading over the next few weeks is called ‘Fairy Bread.’ In this story Becky only wants fairy bread at her party. But there’s so much left over and she won’t throw it out… I wonder what she is going to do with it all???

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